Joliet Tax Preparer Gets 42 Months In Prison For FraudA southwest suburban tax preparer has been sentenced to 42 months in prison after pleading guilty to defrauding the state out of more than $400,000.
Father, Son, Who Scammed Schools Out Of Millions, Plead GuiltyA suburban father and son accused in 2014 of scamming public school district out of millions — only to post diamonds and rubies to get out of jail — pleaded guilty Tuesday to mail fraud.
Co-Owner Of Medical Transport Company Gets 30 Months For FraudThe co-owner of a Chicago-based medical transport company, who pleaded guilty to overbilling Medicaid, has been sentenced to 30 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $4 million in restitution.
Trial Set For Ex-Wrigley Rooftop Exec Accused Of Bilking CubsA federal grand jury has accused Marc Hamid in an indictment of bilking the Cubs and local governments out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Willowbrook Businesswoman Guilty In Sham Contractor TrialWillowbrook businesswoman Elizabeth Perino was found guilty of fraud for her role in a scam to exploit a city set-aside program for woman-owned businesses.
Hackers Scam $2.6 Million From City Retirement AccountsFederal authorities are investigating $2.6 million taken from retirement accounts of 58 city employees in the form of fraudulent loans.
Three From West Town Clinic Charged With Medicaid FraudHector L. Flores-Arroyo, 56; Mohan C. Rao, 82; and Susana Araujo, 61, were each charged with one count of vendor fraud, two counts of theft and two counts of conspiracy, all felonies, police said. Araujo also faces a felony count of unlicensed practice of medicine.
Suburban Lawyer Guilty Of Helping Clients Cheat Way Into AsylumThe jury found Robert Dekelaita, 53, guilty of conspiracy to commit asylum fraud, procuring perjury during asylum interviews and two counts of knowingly offering false statements in asylum applications, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. He faces up to 35 years in prison.
Two Charged In Connection With Indiana Woman's DeathTwo people are charged in connection to the death of a young woman whose body was found in an abandoned Gary home last week.
Businessman Admits To Grant Fraud, Cuts Surprise Plea DealA Chicago businessman accused four years ago of “large-scale fraud” by the state executive inspector general’s office unexpectedly pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday, admitting he cajoled two state agencies into giving him separate, six-figure government grants to perform nearly identical services.
Former Block 37 Developer Convicted Of FraudThe president of a prominent Chicago real estate company best known for developing Block 37 in the Loop has been convicted on fraud charges related to the redevelopment of the old Goldblatt’s department store in Uptown, federal authorities said.
Joliet Tax Preparers Falsified Data On Tax ReturnsTwo tax preparers from southwest suburban Joliet have been charged with defrauding the state out of more than $400,000 by falsifying data on income tax returns.