Contractor Accused of Defrauding Several Local Governments, Including Palatine

Niles contractor charged with defrauding local government agencies, including Palatine out of more than $400,000, the Chicago Tribune reports.

A Niles contractor who allegedly forced his employees to give him kickbacks from their paychecks, money earned while working on publicly funded projects, has been charged with defrauding several suburban government agencies, the Chicago Tribune Reports.

Alan M. Harris, 46, is charged with fraud and theft of goverment property, accused of defrauding the local taxing agencies out of more than $400,000, the Daily Herald reports. 

Between 2010 and 2011, the Daily Herald reports, Harris' company, North Suburban Asphalt Maintenance obtained public works contracts in Palatine, Buffalo Grove, Mount Prospect, Volo and Stevenson High School District 125 in Lincolnshire. 

The Village of Palatine awarded contracts to Harris’ company in 2010, 2011 and 2012, each worth about $40,000 a year, that’s according to the Chicago Tribune.

Harris posted $100,000 bond Thursday, according to the Chicago Tribune, Harris’ next court hearing is scheduled for Oct. 25.

Rachel Glaser October 19, 2012 at 02:46 PM
This is a quick overview with details reported by the Daily Herald and the Chicago Tribune --- Follow the links in the story for more information.
Paul Shafer October 19, 2012 at 04:24 PM
Read the article. It's there.
Palman October 19, 2012 at 09:41 PM
But we know his address: 8733 W MADISON, NILES ILLINOIS 60714 -- why don't you write him a letter and ask.
Ellen October 19, 2012 at 11:13 PM
Low bidder? Well, da.
Shawn October 21, 2012 at 03:51 PM


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »