Ill. Jury Clears Elevator Co. Owner In Bribery Case

Law360 (February 25, 2019, 9:55 PM EST) -- An Illinois federal jury acquitted a woman accused of paying a Chicago public university foreman bribes to direct work to her elevator servicing business, according to court records entered Monday.

The jury's verdict on Friday capped a four-day trial over the U.S. government's claims that Suzy Tamras-Martin, owner and president of Smart Elevators Co., paid co-defendant and University of Illinois at Chicago foreman James Hernandez about $200,000 in bribes to ensure he would keep steering contracts to her company. 

Her lawyer, Douglas Whitney of Douglas Whitney Law Offices LLC, told Law360 in a written statement Sunday, "Ms. Martin is grateful for...

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