Contempt Of Court

Illinois State Capitol

Federal Judge Blasts Illinois For Not Making All Ordered Payments

U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman broached the subject of holding the state in contempt of court. She ultimately ordered the Illinois state comptroller’s office to determine within 48 hours which providers of service to developmentally disabled residents must be funded despite an ongoing budget impasse.


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Appeals Court: Reporter Does Not Have To Disclose Source

A reporter previously held in contempt of court while covering a grisly Joliet double-homicide will not have to disclose his source, a state appeals court ruled Monday.


Rohit Bhansali (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Freed After 6 Months In Jail For Failing To Pay Child Support

An Indian immigrant who has spent the past six months in jail for failing to pay child support was set free Thursday, by the same judge who had him locked up, after an anonymous lawyer intervened on the man’s behalf.


Former infomercial pitchman and author Kevin Trudeau. (Photo by Bryan Haraway/International Pool Tour via Getty Images)

Infomercial King Kevin Trudeau’s Possessions To Be Auctioned

Even in prison, convicted fraudster and TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau has something to sell.


Scott Enke, 33, leaves the Dirksen Federal Courthouse on July 10, 2012, after he was fined $1,000 for leaving town in the middle of jury duty in March. He was also ordered to write an essay about showing up for jury duty and give a speech to the American Bar Association, at a symposium on jury service. (Credit: CBS)

Juror Avoids Jail After Leaving Town In Middle Of Trial

A medical supply salesman who left town in the middle of jury duty avoided going to jail when he was sentenced for contempt of court on Tuesday, but he must attend a legal symposium on the jury system as part of his punishment.

CBS Chicago–07/10/2012

Jury Box

Juror To Be Sentenced For Skipping Out For Business Trip During Trial

A former federal court juror now has his own legal troubles for skipping out on jury duty in the middle of a trial.

CBS Chicago–06/13/2012

Warren Cooper

Man Risking Jail Over Drug Testing Data

The owner of a local medical testing lab was due in court on Thursday to face potential contempt charges for refusing to provide more detailed results of random drug tests on convicted criminals.

CBS 2–02/09/2011