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FBI Investigating Whether Buffalo Police Accepted Bribes from Tow Truck Operators

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The FBI is investigating whether Buffalo police accepted bribes and dished out work to select tow truck operators, the Buffalo News reports.

FBI agents searched Jim Mazz Auto Inc. in connection with an city-initiated probe into towing truck contracts.

The Buffalo News wrote that other operators are under investigation.

Competition between operators is so intense that fights sometimes break out.

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FBI Arrests Chicago Cop in Onging Probe Into Tow Truck Kickbacks

chicago_police_patchBy Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

FBI agents on Tuesday arrested a Chicago cop police officer as part of an ongoing probe into officers taking kickbacks from tow truck drivers, the Chicago Tribune reported.

A federal complaint filed against cop James Wodnicki alleged that he received  cash bribes from tow truck operators in exchange for preferential treatment at accident scenes, the Chicago Tribune reported.

The complaint suggests other cops were involved as well, but authorities declined to say if more arrests were forthcoming, the Tribune reported.

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