Attorney Blames Couple's Bookkeeper In Fraud CaseMisplaced confidence, not criminal intent, is to blame for a Chicago couple's involvement in a $5 million fraud scheme that rocked the Illinois Department of Public Health and dragged a friend of President Barack Obama into the spotlight, a defense attorney said Tuesday.
Feds Won't Call Obama Pal Whitaker To Testify In Grant Fraud CaseFederal prosecutors say they don't plan to call a friend of President Barack Obama's who made what they call "baseless accusations" about racial bias to testify in a trial over funds allegedly misused at the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Judge Decides Friend Of Obama Is 'Hostile Witness'A federal judge Monday declared a close friend of President Barack Obama to be a "hostile witness" in a trial over funds allegedly misused at the Illinois Department of Public Health, following a hearing where Dr. Eric Whitaker leveled accusations of racial bias against prosecutors.
Obama Spends Father's Day Golfing On South SideA day after attending the wedding of a family friend, President Barack Obama spent much of the day Sunday golfing with friends in the Beverly neighborhood.

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