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Chicago's Inspector General: Fire 54 Firefighters For Alleged Fraud

08/03/2011 04:16 pm ET | Updated Oct 03, 2011

Chicago's Inspector General is recommending the termination of 54 firefighters assigned to the Fire Department's scandal-scarred Fire Prevention Bureau for allegedly falsifying mileage used to reimburse them for driving their personal vehicles to inspections.

The alleged fraud cost Chicago taxpayers more than $100,000 in 2009 alone, but has been going on for years, the sources said.

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