Suburban Immigration Lawyer Gets 15 Months For Asylum ScamRobert Dekelaita cheated the immigration system like “a well-oiled machine,” the feds say.
Three From West Town Clinic Charged With Medicaid FraudHector L. Flores-Arroyo, 56; Mohan C. Rao, 82; and Susana Araujo, 61, were each charged with one count of vendor fraud, two counts of theft and two counts of conspiracy, all felonies, police said. Araujo also faces a felony count of unlicensed practice of medicine.
Kidnapper Who Got The Wrong Guy: Let Him Go, But Beat Him FirstThey abducted their victim at gunpoint in broad daylight in Berwyn. They blindfolded him. They demanded a ransom. And they threatened to cut off his fingers. hen the kidnappers realized they had “a little situation”: They kidnapped the wrong guy. They wanted his brother.
Woman Faces Sentencing For Giving Money To Islamic MilitantsJasminka Ramic pleaded guilty in September to conspiring to provide material support to terrorists. She is among six Bosnian immigrants indicted in February for funneling money and military supplies to the Islamic State group and al-Qaida in Iraq. Ramic contributed $700.
Former’s Cop’s Daughter Files Lawsuit Against Alleged Body Part TraffickerPequeena Dixon was told that the box of ashes she was handed two years ago by a north suburban cremation business was her father’s cremains. But when the FBI raided Biological Resource Center of Illinois last month, they made a disturbing find, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday: Dixon’s father’s head, shoulders and legs.
Company Faces Federal Charges Over Military Equipment Deals With ChinaSome of the materials exported include components used in night vision systems on the M1A1 Abrams tank, the U.S. Armed Forces’ main battle tank, according to a statement from the Department of Justice.
Chicago Couple Convicted Of Stealing State GrantsA Chicago businessman and his wife were convicted Wednesday on more than a dozen counts of stealing $3.4 million in state taxpayer money as part of a rampant fraud scheme involving Illinois Department of Public Health grants.
Jury Begins Deliberating Illinois Grant-Fraud CaseLeon and Karin Dingle are charged with conspiracy, mail fraud and money laundering in a Justice Department investigation that has already yielded four guilty pleas.
Attorney Blames Couple's Bookkeeper In Fraud CaseMisplaced confidence, not criminal intent, is to blame for a Chicago couple's involvement in a $5 million fraud scheme that rocked the Illinois Department of Public Health and dragged a friend of President Barack Obama into the spotlight, a defense attorney said Tuesday.
Closing Arguments Continue In Grant Fraud TrialClosing arguments are scheduled Tuesday in the case of 77-year-old Leon Dingle Jr. and his wife, 75-year-old Karin. They face multiple counts of mail fraud, money laundering and conspiracy.
Reputed "El Chapo" Lieutenant To Be Sentenced In Drug Cartel CaseA reputed lieutenant of captured Mexican drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman was to be sentenced Monday for his part in a $1 billion conspiracy to traffic narcotics to Chicago and other cities.
Feds Accuse Lawyer Of Coaching Witness To LieA high-profile defense attorney in Chicago has been indicted on federal charges for allegedly encouraging a witness to lie on the stand on behalf of the lawyer's purported drug-dealer client.