Former Block 37 Developer Convicted Of FraudThe president of a prominent Chicago real estate company best known for developing Block 37 in the Loop has been convicted on fraud charges related to the redevelopment of the old Goldblatt’s department store in Uptown, federal authorities said.
Rep. Ford To Be Sentenced In Tax CaseThree days after being re-elected, Illinois state Rep. LaShawn Ford will learn if he'll have to spend time behind bars for shortchanging the Internal Revenue Service of $3,782.
Feds Charge 29 In $1.7M "Card-Cracking" Bank Fraud SchemeFederal prosecutors have charged more than two dozen people who allegedly used rap music videos and social media to help convince people with debit cards to sell their PINs and passwords as part of a scheme to defraud banks out of more than $1.7 million.
Feds Drop Bank Fraud Charges, State Rep. Ford Pleads Guilty To Tax ChargeIn a rare and surprising move, federal prosecutors have dropped 17 felony bank fraud charges against state Rep. La Shawn Ford (D-Chicago), and allowed him to plead guilty instead to a single misdemeanor tax charge.
Syndicated Radio Host Indicted For Mortgage FraudA former Chicago lawyer who now hosts a national radio talk show was indicted on federal charges for two mortgage fraud schemes that defrauded lenders out of nearly $10 million.
Rep. La Shawn Ford Pleads Not Guilty To Fraud ChargesAs he made his first court appearance on federal bank fraud charges, state Rep. La Shawn Ford got the rock star treatment from dozens of West Side residents who came out to show their support for the embattled lawmaker.
State Rep. La Shawn Ford Indicted For Bank FraudState Rep. La Shawn Ford has been indicted on federal bank fraud charges, accused of falsifying bank loans to get an additional $500,000 in credit for his real estate business, and then using the funds for personal and campaign expenses.
Feds: Former Bank Exec Stole $3M From Bank To GambleA former executive of a Chicago bank stole more than $3 million from the institution over 15 years and using it mainly to feed her gambling habit, according to federal prosecutors.
14 Charged With Bank Fraud Involving Home SalesFourteen people have been arrested in three separate alleged mortgage fraud schemes involving four homes in the Englewood neighborhood.
Convicted Rezko Partner Cooperated With FedsA onetime Tony Rezko business partner, who once was a Chicago cop and chief executive of a company that won a $50 million security contract in Iraq, has pleaded guilty to federal charges in Chicago after he cooperated with authorities.
Prison For Ex-Bank Exec Who Doctored LoansHe was a suburban bank officer and he changed loan documents to make it look like payments were current when they actually were overdue. Now he's headed to prison.