Man Charged With Operating Illegal Debt Collection BusinessNelson Macwan, 46, was arraigned Friday on charges of indirect criminal contempt for operating a debt collection business in Illinois.
Man Gets 2 Years In Prison For Unlicensed Plumbing WorkJoel Ullmer, 48, pleaded guilty in DuPage County Circuit Court to indirect criminal contempt for collecting more than $23,000 from consumers for unlicensed plumbing work, according to a statement from Illinois attorney general’s office.
Inmate Takes 2 Months In Jail Rather Than Testify Against HobosA man already serving a year in federal prison for dealing cocaine will serve an additional two months in jail for refusing to testify against Chicago’s so-called “super gang,” the Hobos.
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.
Man Gets 30 Days In Jail For Swearing At JudgeAlex Bailey, 31, of the 300 block of West Evergreen Street, had just been ordered held in lieu of $50,000 bail in a retail theft case when he began swearing at Cook County Judge Peggy Chiampas. He was being escorted from the courtroom when he started shouting and called Chiampas a “b - - - -.”
Owner Of Building Where Firefighters Died Gets 6 Months For ContemptThe owner of a building where two firefighters died in an extra-alarm blaze in 2010 has pleaded guilty to contempt charges for failing to make court-ordered repairs to the building, and he has been sentenced to six months in jail.
Infomercial King Makes Pitch To Judge For Help On SentenceThe letter begs one federal judge to intercede with another in order to reduce the sentence Trudeau is scheduled to receive Monday.
Feds Seek 10 Years For Convicted Pitchman TrudeauIf convicted liar Kevin Trudeau pitched his supposed miracle weight-loss book to readers by telling them the truth, it would have sold slightly more than zero copies, federal prosecutors said.
After Night In Jail, 'Penniless' TV Pitchman Remembered Swiss AccountHe claimed he was “penniless and homeless.” But an overnight stay in federal jail seems to have had a remarkable effect on discredited TV pitchman and convicted felon Kevin Trudeau’s memory
Peterson Lawyer Moves To Halt Motion By Other AttorneyDrew Peterson's lead lawyer has filed a motion to strike down what he calls an unauthorized motion by another attorney.