Partner of FBI mole in red-light camera probe hit with tax charges

The previous company spouse of just one of the central figures in the federal purple-light-weight camera bribery probe has been billed with tax evasion stemming from the misuse of enterprise credit rating cards and other alleged revenue strategies.

Sunggoo Samuel Joh, 48, of Burr Ridge, was charged in a seven-depend indictment built community Monday with failing to file tax returns around various decades and also filing fake tax returns in other several years that vastly underreported his earnings. An arraignment day has not been set.

The indictment marked the most current fallout from an ongoing investigation that has presently led to convictions from previous point out Sen. Martin Sandoval as perfectly as a handful of suburban mayors, contractors and political operatives.

Joh was a company associate of Omar Maani’s at Presidio Money LLC, a building and progress business that designed subsidized housing in the west suburbs and also renovated a little park in Summit.

Maani was also a founding spouse and govt at SafeSpeed LLC, a red-mild digicam business that runs cameras at intersections in much more than a dozen Chicago suburbs.

In 2019, Maani started cooperating with federal investigators and wore a concealed wire for the FBI, recording many discussions and meetings during which he compensated purported bribes in trade for gains for SafeSpeed.

The costs in opposition to Joh, meanwhile, alleged he used Presidio’s organization credit card as properly as solid a lot of checks in Maani’s identify to spend for private charges that he unsuccessful to report to the IRS above a five-year period of time.

Joh also employed Presidio’s account to buy a property in Burr Ridge and make mortgage loan and home-owner evaluation payments, none of which was claimed on his taxes, in accordance to the indictment.

Maani has entered into a deferred prosecution settlement with the U.S. attorney’s office environment that phone calls for bribery costs to be dropped just after his cooperation is about. He is no longer affiliated with SafeSpeed, which has not been billed and denies any wrongdoing.

A law firm for Joh could not quickly be attained for remark Monday.

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