Elevator Co. Owner Bribed University For Work, Jury Told

Law360 (February 19, 2019, 8:53 PM EST) -- The owner and president of an Illinois-based elevator repair company paid a public university's elevator foreman about $200,000 in bribe money to ensure she could keep receiving contracted service work from the school, a federal prosecutor told a jury Tuesday.

Prosecutor Rick Young told the jury during opening statements before U.S. District Judge Edmond E. Chang that Suzy Tamras-Martin gave co-defendant and University of Illinois at Chicago foreman James Hernandez 29 payments ranging from $5,000 to $17,000 in his daughter's name "to make sure she kept getting as much business as she could" for her company Smart Elevators Co. while trying...

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