Federal Charges

An Abrams-M1A1 tank at the joint Iraqi-American military base of Basmaya on the southern outskirts of Baghdad on March 15, 2010. (Photo credit: ALI AL-SAADI/AFP/Getty Images)

Company Faces Federal Charges Over Military Equipment Deals With China

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.


A group of minks take shelter in a hole in the ground after they and more than 10,000 others were released from a breeding facility in the eastern German town of Grabow by unknown persons on October 26, 2007. ( JENS SCHLUETER/AFP/Getty Images)

Feds: Activists Released 2,000 Mink From Fur Farm In Morris

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 city of Chicago red light camera (Credit: CBS)

Former City Official Arrested In Red Light Camera Scandal

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.


Illinois State Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago) leaves the Dirksen Building federal courthouse on March 13, 2012, after he was released on bond, following his arrest for allegedly taking a $7,000 bribe. (Credit: CBS)

House Panel Recommends Expelling Rep. Smith

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.

CBS Chicago–07/19/2012

Cook County Seal

County Property Tax Review Analysts Charged With Bribery

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 arrives at court for his arraignment on federal tax charges on March 2, 2012. (CBS)

Beavers To Go On Trial Before End Of The Year

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.

CBS Chicago–05/30/2012


Pension Management Executive Accused Of Defrauding Clients

A former executive at a company that administers employee pensions has been indicted for allegedly defrauding benefit plans of more than $8.5 million.

CBS Chicago–05/04/2012


Cops Charged With Stealing What They Thought Was Drug Money

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.

CBS Chicago–02/13/2012

1040 Federal Tax Return (credit: AP)

Channahon Village President Charged With Not Filing Tax Returns

The Village President of Channahon has been slapped with federal charges for failing to file federal income tax returns for four years.

CBS Chicago–08/30/2011


Man Gets 10 Years For 22,000 Child Porn Images

A former Villa Park man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison, after police found thousands of child pornography images in his home.

CBS Chicago–04/05/2011


3 Charged In Fake Car Accident Scam

The federal government has filed fraud complaints against three men for an alleged fake car accident scam.

CBS Chicago–03/02/2011