Some of the materials exported include components used in night vision systems on the M1A1 Abrams tank, the U.S. Armed Forces’ main battle tank, according to a statement from the Department of Justice.
Tyler Lang, 25, and Kevin Johnson, 27, allegedly released the animals from a mink farm 65 miles southwest of Chicago last August, then daubed the walls of a barn with the words “Liberation is Love,” the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.
A former city official has been arrested for allegedly accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to steer $124 million worth of red light camera contracts to a company that has since been booted from the program.
A special Illinois House committee has recommended that State Rep. Derrick Smith be expelled from the House, over allegations he took a $7,000 bribe.
Two Cook County property tax review analysts have been charged by federal authorities for accepting $1,500 in bribes to help cut some homeowner’s assessments.
Cook County Commissioner William Beavers will go on trial before the end of the year on federal tax invasion charges, alleging he failed to declare more than $200,000 in campaign funds as earnings.
A former executive at a company that administers employee pensions has been indicted for allegedly defrauding benefit plans of more than $8.5 million.
Federal authorities have arrested a Chicago Police sergeant and patrol officer and charged them with stealing $5,200 in what they thought was illicit drug money.
The Village President of Channahon has been slapped with federal charges for failing to file federal income tax returns for four years.
A former Villa Park man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison, after police found thousands of child pornography images in his home.
The federal government has filed fraud complaints against three men for an alleged fake car accident scam.