Former State Representative

State Rep. Derrick Smith arrives at the federal courthouse in Chicago for his bribery trial. (Credit: CBS)

Feds Seek 5 Years For Former State Rep. Derrick Smith On Bribery Charge

He called cash bribes “cheddar.” Now former State Rep. Derrick Smith is probably going to have to eat some hard cheese. Maybe five years of it in federal prison.

02/19/2015

Former state lawmaker Keith Farnham arrives at the federal courthouse in Chicago to face child pornography charges. Farnham wore a nasal breathing tube and carried an oxygen bottle as he arrived at court. He had resigned, citing health issues, days after a raid of his house and district office. (Credit: CBS)

New Child Pornography Charges For Ex-Rep. Farnham

A federal grand jury returned a four-count indictment on Thursday and the Keith Farnham was charged with one count each of possessing child pornography involving a minor under age 12, one count of receiving child pornography and two counts of transporting child pornography.

05/23/2014

Former state lawmaker Keith Farnham arrives at the federal courthouse in Chicago to face child pornography charges. Farnham wore a nasal breathing tube and carried an oxygen bottle as he arrived at court. He had resigned, citing health issues, days after a raid of his house and district office. (Credit: CBS)

Judge Bars Former Lawmaker Facing Child Porn Charge From Using Own Patio

U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeffrey Gilbert said the measure was necessary to protect the public because the patio at former state Rep. Keith Farnham’s condo is shared with a family that has a 7-year-old boy.

05/07/2014