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Traffic camera probe in school zones

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Youngstown's Law Department says they were not aware of a federal probe involving a Chicago consultant for Redflex Traffic Systems until 21 News brought it to their attention.

The city of Youngstown recently signed a contract with Redflex Traffic Systems to provide traffic cameras in school zones.

A federal investigation focused in Chicago is centered around a consultant for Redflex allegedly providing things of value to a former Chicago city official.

Redflex has also hired an outside law firm to conduct a thorough investigation, that now appears complete, and has prompted the company to take corrective actions.

Youngstown officials say they are moving forward with drafting legislation related to fines and citations for the traffic cameras, but want to find out more about the federal probe. However, at this point they doubt that it will have an impact on what happens in Youngstown.

Jody Ryan, the Communications Director for Redflex Traffic Systems tells 21 News, "There will be no impact on the Youngstown contract. We are excited about the opportunity to work with Youngstown and look forward to the partnership."

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