Woman Gets 23 Years For Killing Baby Girl In 2012Keisha Jones, 28, was found guilty of murder during a bench trial this spring by Judge William Lacy. All of Iyonna Davis’ injuries tied to her 2012 death were inflicted within six hours before she took her last breath, authorities said at the time.
Man Convicted Of 2013 Baseball Bat Attack On Chicago CopTythia 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.
Blagojevich Asks Full Court To Hear Appeal Of Corruption CaseFormer 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.
Prosecutors Call Probation Sentence For 'People’s Attorney' IncorrectA 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.
Former Sacred Heart Doctor Convicted Of One Count In Kickback SchemeU.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.
Two Men Get More Than 20 Years Each For Robbing JewelerSaul 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.
How's Your Wife And Kids?: Pal Of Mobsters Convicted Of ExtortionProsecutors 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.
Man Convicted Of Trying To Hire A Hitman To Kill Witnesses Against SonEuripides “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.
TV Pitchman Kevin Trudeau Picking A Fight With Receiver Over TaxesTrudeau, 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.
Timothy Herring Guilty Of Killing Chicago Cop, CHA Officer 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.
Gang Members Convicted In Little Village Girl's MurderMinutes 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.
Heather Mack, Tommy Schaefer Convicted Of Killing Sheila Von Wiese-Mack In BaliThe 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.