County commissioner's chief of staff indicted

  • Patrick Doherty

    Patrick Doherty Chicago Sun-Times

Updated 2/14/2020 4:16 PM

The chief of staff to Cook County Commissioner Jeff Tobolski has been indicted on allegations he conspired to pay bribes to secure approval for red-light cameras in the suburbs.

Patrick Doherty, 64, of Palos Heights, has been hit with three bribery charges in an indictment made public Friday. His arraignment has not been set. He faces up to five years in prison on each count if convicted.


Doherty has also been working as a paid consultant for SafeSpeed LLC. The indictment alleges he conspired in 2017 with someone with an interest in a red-light camera company -- as well as another sales agent -- to pay off a relative of an Oak Lawn trustee to support the installation of cameras at additional intersections.

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