Contractor gets house arrest for bribery, may face deportation
December 15, 2010 § Leave a comment
A former contractor was sentenced today to six months of home confinement on electronic monitors for paying nearly $70,000 in bribes to corrupt city inspectors so they would ignore building-code violations.
Padraig Gravin, 33, who admitted paying out bribes while working as a project manager for a Chicago developer, was in tears as he left U.S. District Judge David Coar’s courtroom with his wife and two friends. Coar also imposed five years of probation. Gravin’s attorney, Michael Clancy, said it was unclear if the Irish immigrant would be deported because of the felony conviction. (WGN Chicago)