Former Chicago tech director lands county job despite investigation

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

For months, the Chicago Public Schools inspector general and the FBI had zeroed in on a CPS employee for allegedly shaking down a subcontractor for a $2,000 bribe.

As the investigation heated up, the employee, Prasad Nettem, resigned after working for more than a decade for CPS.

The active investigation didn’t kill his career. In fact, a few months later, Nettem landed on his feet, getting a $145,000-a-year job with Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle’s office, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned.

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