Chicago Officer Charged in Towing Scam

November 19, 2012

A Chicago police officer became the 10th member of the force to be charged in what federal authorities say was a scheme to steer work to tow truck drivers in exchange for bribes.

Federal prosecutors said that a grand jury has indicted 44-year-old Gregory Garibay. He is charged with mail fraud and attempted extortion.

Garibay allegedly defrauded two insurance companies by making a false police report of an accident and staging an accident. Authorities say he obtained extortion payments totaling $2,200 from a cooperating tow truck driver in 2008.

Federal officials say the FBI’s “Operation Tow Scam” has led to convictions of seven officers and three civilians including two tow truck drivers. Besides Garibay, charges are pending against two other officers.

Garibay said he had no comment.

 

Latest Comments

  • November 20, 2012 at 4:25 pm
    Tired of Tired of it all says:
    Authorities say he obtained extortion payments totaling $2,200 from a cooperating tow truck driver in "2008." Rahm was not in charge in 2008. Get over it Obama is here to s... read more
  • November 20, 2012 at 11:43 am
    AZ Ins Man says:
    Chicago way of doing things has now been taken National. Notice the SCAM of lying to the entire country on Bengazi. Telling Senators to leave Susan Dummy alone and come after ... read more
  • November 19, 2012 at 2:25 pm
    Jon says:
    Really? Are you that out of ammunition that you have to turn *this* into an anti-Obama issue? Chicago has crime, graft and corruption. Gasp. Shock. Dismay. Just like New York,... read more
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