The former business partner of one of the central figures in the federal purple-gentle digital camera bribery probe has been billed with tax evasion stemming from the misuse of organization credit cards and other alleged money techniques.
Sunggoo Samuel Joh, 48, of Burr Ridge, was charged in a seven-rely indictment built public Monday with failing to file tax returns about several years and also filing phony tax returns in other a long time that vastly underreported his cash flow. An arraignment day has not been set.
The indictment marked the latest fallout from an ongoing investigation that has currently led to convictions in opposition to previous point out Sen. Martin Sandoval as well as a handful of suburban mayors, contractors and political operatives.
Joh was a business partner of Omar Maani’s at Presidio Cash LLC, a development and improvement corporation that crafted backed housing in the west suburbs and also renovated a compact park in Summit.
Maani was also a founding lover and executive at SafeSpeed LLC, a crimson-mild digital camera business that runs cameras at intersections in extra than a dozen Chicago suburbs.
In 2019, Maani commenced cooperating with federal investigators and wore a hidden wire for the FBI, recording various discussions and meetings for the duration of which he compensated purported bribes in exchange for benefits for SafeSpeed.
The charges from Joh, in the meantime, alleged he used Presidio’s firm credit score card as perfectly as solid many checks in Maani’s name to shell out for individual bills that he unsuccessful to report to the IRS around a 5-12 months period.
Joh also made use of Presidio’s account to buy a property in Burr Ridge and make home finance loan and property owner assessment payments, none of which was reported on his taxes, in accordance to the indictment.
Maani has entered into a deferred prosecution agreement with the U.S. attorney’s business office that phone calls for bribery prices to be dropped after his cooperation is more than. He is no extended affiliated with SafeSpeed, which has not been charged and denies any wrongdoing.
A lawyer for Joh could not right away be achieved for comment Monday.