Tythia Thigpen, 31, was found guilty of four counts of felony aggravated battery — including aggravated battery to a peace officer — and one count of resisting a peace officer following a bench trial before Judge Charles Burns, according to court records.
Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich asked a full federal appellate court in Chicago to rehear his appeal after three judges recently overturned five of his 18 corruption convictions.
A jury convicted Warren Ballentine in October on six counts connected to a $10 million mortgage fraud scheme. On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Matthew Kennelly sentenced Ballentine to three years of probation and 300 hours of community service.
U.S. District Judge Matthew Kennelly found Shanin Moshiri guilty of one count in an indictment that alleged he took a $2,000 check in March 2013 as part of what prosecutors called a “sham” deal designed to steer patients to the hospital.
Saul Sandoval, 20, and Juan Ramos, 22, have been sentenced to decades in prison after being convicted of robbing a 70-year-old west suburban man of $30,000 worth of jewelry as he returned from a Swap-O-Rama in Chicago last year.
Prosecutors accused Michael “Mickey” Davis of ordering a “break-both-legs beating” for R.J. Serpico in 2013 to collect on his $300,000 loan to Serpico and his father. Eventually, prosecutors said, Davis paid a mob associate for Serpico’s “thorough” beating. The assault, though, never happened, thanks to the feds.
Euripides “Caca” Caguana is set to be sentenced Sept. 16 after a federal jury found him guilty late Tuesday on all four murder-for-hire counts he’s faced since his arrest in October 2013, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Trudeau, who was sentenced to 10 years in prison last year after a contempt conviction, complained through his attorneys in court papers last month that the receiver had not filed tax returns for Trudeau, his wife or 19 of Trudeau’s purported businesses.
A jury returned a guilty verdict against a man who killed a Chicago police evidence technician and housing authority officer in 2010 as the tech investigated a car burglary on the Southeast Side.
Minutes after a jury returned guilty verdicts for 21-year-old Juan Barraza, Cook County Judge Stanley Sacks convicted 19-year-old Luis Hernandez for Aliyah Shell’s murder.
The Denpasar District Court sentenced Tommy Schaefer to 18 years in prison and Heather Mack to 10 years for intentionally killing Sheila von Wiese-Mack while vacationing last August. The badly battered body was found stuffed in a suitcase inside the trunk of a taxi at the St. Regis Bali Resort.
He instructed his staff to “cover our asses.” But multimillionaire hospital owner Ed Novak’s behind was left nude and blowing in the breeze Thursday when he was convicted of masterminding a massive kickback scam.
Keith and Terrence Nicks’ conduct was so “unique” in its depravity, they need to be put behind bars despite their lack of criminal backgrounds, Assistant State’s Attorney Nick Trutenko argued, asking Judge Joan Margaret O’Brien to sentence the brothers to consecutive terms.
Armando Vega, 51, was convicted Tuesday of four counts of predatory criminal sexual assault, according to a statement from the Kane County state’s attorney’s office.
It took jurors about 90 minutes to return a guilty verdict for Todd Mandoline on his 26th birthday. On July 22, 2012–a day ahead of her 25th birthday–Paula Morgan was killed in the fire after a party she hosted at her home in Lombard, where she lived with her mother and 6-year-old son.
A middle-aged college student from the South Side was convicted of first-degree murder Thursday for stomping a fellow CTA commuter to death on a Green Line platform.
The former deputy police chief of south suburban Midlothian faces up to 10 years in prison after he was convicted of using excessive force for beating a “Black Wednesday” drinker with his police baton.
The rape conviction of a 40-year-old PR executive in Chicago illustrated the difficulty prosecutors often have in pursuing cases of so-called “acquaintance rape.”
A 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.
As their friends argued over the necklace earlier in the day, Cinque Lee offered one of those sparring a gun. Later that evening, 22-year-old Michael Haynes told Lee he was wrong to take out a gun since they were all friends. Haynes ended up punching Lee, which prompted him to shoot Haynes four to five times