Sandoval Pleads Guilty To Charges In Red-Light Camera Scheme

Former state Senator Martin Sandoval is admitting to taking more than 250-thousand-dollars in bribes in a red-light camera scheme. The longtime Chicago Democrat pleaded guilty yesterday to bribery and tax charges and agreed to cooperate in a federal investigation of public corruption. Sandoval took the bribes in return for using his official position as a state Senator to block legislation harmful to the red-light-camera industry. He accepted at least 70-thousand dollars from Chicago-based SafeSpeed to act as its protector in the state Senate.