Man Convicted Of DUI, Reckless Homicide In Fatal CrashOmar Montoya Medina, of the 100 block of East Pomeroy Street, was found guilty of two felony counts of aggravated driving under the influence causing death and two felony counts of reckless homicide, according to the DuPage County state’s attorney’s office.
Gang Leader Gets 22 Years For Selling Guns, CocaineFrancisco Masias, a Berwyn resident, was the “longtime leader” of the Gangster 2-6 Nation gang, which operated a drug trafficking organization predominantly in the Little Village neighborhood, prosecutors said.
Lockport Woman Convicted Of Defrauding Organ Donation NonprofitA jury convicted Debra A. Schultz, 46, of three counts of wire fraud for the scheme, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois.
Chicago Cop Convicted Of Perjury, 2 Others AcquittedChicago Police Officer William Pruente was convicted of perjury, official misconduct and obstruction of justice.
Reputed Gang Member Guilty In Deadly Church’s Chicken ShootingsA reputed gang member was found guilty of murder and attempted murder Wednesday for killing two teenage bystanders and wounding five others in a shooting at a crowded Englewood fast-food restaurant.
Willowbrook Businesswoman Guilty In Sham Contractor TrialWillowbrook businesswoman Elizabeth Perino was found guilty of fraud for her role in a scam to exploit a city set-aside program for woman-owned businesses.
Suburban Lawyer Guilty Of Helping Clients Cheat Way Into AsylumThe jury found Robert Dekelaita, 53, guilty of conspiracy to commit asylum fraud, procuring perjury during asylum interviews and two counts of knowingly offering false statements in asylum applications, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. He faces up to 35 years in prison.
Man Sentenced To Life In Prison For 2012 Double MurderA North Side man was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday for stabbing his West Ridge neighborhood roommates at least 20 times each, lighting their apartment on fire and then using their credit cards to fly to Las Vegas in 2012.
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.
Man Convicted Of Killing His GrandfatherWilliam Strickland, 22, was found guilty of his grandfather’s murder after a jury deliberated for 2 1/2 hours Thursday night at the Leighton Criminal Court Building.
Wisconsin Man Convicted Of Taking Girl To Illinois For ProstitutionA Milwaukee man was convicted in federal court Thursday of taking a 15-year-old girl from Wisconsin to Illinois, where he forced her into prostitution
Former City Official Convicted Of Red Light Camera Bribery SchemeA former top city official has been convicted of all charges accusing him of taking up to $2 million in bribes and illicit gifts in exchange for steering more than $100 million in red light camera contracts to an Arizona firm.