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John Kosmowski

John Kosmowski

Feds indict Summit police chief, building inspector

Indictment says they shared a bribe over liquor license for the Mars Bar

A federal grand jury this week indicted Summit Police Chief John Kosmowski and building inspector Bill Mundy with sharing a bribe from a business owner in 2017 to facilitate the transfer of a liquor license for the Mars Bar.

The indictment returned Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Chicago alleges that Kosmowski conspired with Mundy to accept more than $5,000 from the businessman in 2017. The pair accepted the money intending to be influenced and rewarded in connection with the transfer of a liquor license to another person, the indictment states. Kosmowski allegedly received a cash payment from the businessman on March 23, 2017, and then gave Mundy a portion of it.

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Bill Mundy

The charges allege that Kosmowski met with Mundy earlier this year and informed him of the federal investigation into the payment. During the meeting, Kosmowski allegedly sought to corruptly persuade Mundy to mischaracterize the purpose of the payment from Kosmowski to the inspector by falsely suggesting that it was a loan, the indictment states.

The indictment charges Kosmowski, 54, of Lockport, with one count of bribery conspiracy, one count of bribery, and one count of obstruction of justice. Mundy, 59, of Summit, is charged with one count of bribery conspiracy and one count of filing a false tax return. Arraignments in federal court in Chicago have not yet been scheduled.

The indictment was announced by John R. Lausch Jr., U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois; Emmerson Buie Jr., Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago Field Office of the FBI; and Justin Campbell, Special Agent-in-Charge of the IRS Criminal Investigation Division in Chicago. The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Tiffany Ardam and Jimmy L. Arce.

Kosmowski and Mundy were unable to be contacted for comment.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.

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