We still might see some of Stroger's people headed to jail:
- The FBI, along with the Inspector General's office from the Department of Homeland Security, are looking at how tens of millions of dollars have been spent by Cook County officials, NBC Chicago and the Chicago Sun-Times have learned.
The federal funds were earmarked for a controversial program called Project Shield.
Between $45 and $50 million in federal Homeland Security money has been spent to outfit suburban police cars with cameras.
Those cameras are supposed to stream live video back to a central command center in cases of emergency, including a terrorist attack.
But Project Shield, which was first implemented by IBM back in 2004, has had serious technical problems, calling into question how the money was spent and the safety provided.
Any other government entities get Federal Homeland Security money for camera systems of questionable value? Oh yeah - Chicago. Hmmmm.