Red Light Surveillance Camera Vendor Bribed Govt. Officials In 13 States

Pic: Derrek Jensen (PD)

Pic: Derrek Jensen (PD)

What cost, freedom? Um, baseball game tickets, apparently. (Also acceptable: A buck o’five.)

Via Raw Story:

A fired executive from one of New Jersey’s red-light camera vendors contends in a lawsuit filed in Arizona that the company provided lavish gifts and bribes to government officials in 13 states — including New Jersey — to secure new contracts.

The brief but bombshell reference to New Jersey and other states in a 13-page counterclaim was made by Aaron Rosenberg, former nationwide lead salesman for Redflex Traffic Systems of Phoenix. He did not mention specific municipalities from any of the states.

Rosenberg noted in the suit that Redflex “bestowed gifts and bribes on … officials in dozens of municipalities within, but not limited to the following states: California, Washington, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Florida, New Jersey, Tennessee, Virginia, and Georgia.”

He said Redflex bribed local officials with meals, golf outings and tickets to professional football and baseball games. The expenses were listed as categories such as “entertainment” and “celebratory tokens,” according to the suit.

Read the rest at Raw Story.

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  • American Cannibal

    All right… I’m getting my god damnn pitch fork out now…

    • Anarchy Pony

      Invest in Amalgamated Pitchfork today.

      • American Cannibal

        Oh, no, no, no. That won’t do. I have shares in the Syndicate, so I buy all my pitchforks from M & M Enterprises, pay the profit back to myself. What’s good for M & M is good for the country!

  • BuzzCoastin

    He said Redflex bribed local officials with meals, golf outings and tickets to professional football and baseball games.

    I haven’t been a part of corp aMerka since the late 90z
    but back in the daze
    this was called sales related entertainment
    I spent $100z of thousands on it
    during my time selling in the cancer industry

    I assume it still goes on today
    usually for big ticket purchases ($1 mill+)
    usually bureaucrats, corp officers or officials
    spending some else’s money

  • Damien Quinn

    “Aaron Rosenberg, former nationwide lead salesman for Redflex Traffic Systems of Phoenix”

    He knows they were bribing officials because he was the executive in charge of the bribes!!

  • Posthuman

    Isn’t that called lobbying these days?

  • emperorreagan

    Isn’t that what professional sports are for and why average fans are priced out of attending? You give someone tickets and you have a captive audience for your sales pitch for the next 3-4 hours, with all the beers and crappy food written off.

  • Bobbie Jo Justice

    “shock and surprise” – you want to solve the issue, then quit paying traffic tickets, quit registering your vehicles, quit getting your license renewed, lock and load your weapons, and quit being sheep.

    Our forefathers would be shooting by now.

    • echar

      My brother has this same mentality, he can’t help but go to prison every couple of years.

      • Anarchy Pony

        Lulz.

      • Bobbie Jo Justice

        our forefathers would be shooting by now.

        • echar

          Go for it, see where it leads.

  • Anarchy Pony

    Graft? In local politics? Couldn’t. Ever. Happen.

  • kowalityjesus

    Why don’t we refer to “lobbying” by its less euphemistic name: “bribery”

    • Andrew

      Truth and politics are mutually preclusive.

  • echar

    It’s probably more like white supremacist militia shit.

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