The money will come from the approximately $8 million in Trudeau assets recovered by a receiver after Trudeau failed to pay a $37.6 million civil penalty levied by Gettleman in 2007.
More than $30 million may be missing from Kevin Trudeau’s empire. But a firm tasked by a federal judge with tracking down the TV pitchman’s fortune put its hands on more than $8 million. Now the FTC wants to use it to start refunding customers duped into buying Trudeau’s diet book by its “grossly deceptive marketing.”
U.S. District Judge Matthew Kennelly found Shanin Moshiri guilty of one count in an indictment that alleged he took a $2,000 check in March 2013 as part of what prosecutors called a “sham” deal designed to steer patients to the hospital.
Pequeena Dixon was told that the box of ashes she was handed two years ago by a north suburban cremation business was her father’s cremains. But when the FBI raided Biological Resource Center of Illinois last month, they made a disturbing find, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday: Dixon’s father’s head, shoulders and legs.
Trudeau, who was sentenced to 10 years in prison last year after a contempt conviction, complained through his attorneys in court papers last month that the receiver had not filed tax returns for Trudeau, his wife or 19 of Trudeau’s purported businesses.
David Sroge is a repeat felon. His arrests include thefts and deception in both Illinois and Indiana, where, in 2012, he allegedly took nearly $9,000 from a senior citizen for work he did not do. CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports.
Former Chicago police officer Francis Zoller was sentenced to a year in prison Wednesday, after pleading guilty to fraud and extortion last year. He was charged with participating in an insurance fraud scheme involving a staged accident, in which he accepted a $2,000 bribe from a tow truck driver who was cooperating with the FBI.
The CBS 2 Investigators found efforts are being made, but much more needs to be done.
The Illinois Attorney General is suing a Chicago area man who has been the leader of a violence prevention charity and the lawsuit claims he only spent 7 percent of the assets on violence prevention.
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.
In October 2013, an internal audit found “an abnormally large number” of costly invoices for Broadcast Technologies, a company that John Valenta owned, authorities said.
A group of suburban women say they were solicited on private Facebook groups to buy merchandise and thought they could trust the seller. That’s when problems started. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.
A now-suspended psychiatrist pleaded guilty Friday to taking kickbacks and benefits worth nearly $600,000 from pharmaceutical companies for prescribing an anti-psychotic drug to thousands of elderly and mentally ill patients.
A Burr Ridge woman has been sentenced to almost six years in federal prison for stealing the life savings of an Oak Park couple to invest in a gold mine.
State revenue departments across the U.S. have reported a rise in filings using stolen personal information. TurboTax has temporarily stopped processing state income tax returns for the same reason.
Closing arguments are scheduled Tuesday in the case of 77-year-old Leon Dingle Jr. and his wife, 75-year-old Karin. They face multiple counts of mail fraud, money laundering and conspiracy.
A Chicago woman was billed for psychiatric services she purportedly received at Stroger Hospital. CBS 2’s Dave Savini investigates.
Researchers say nearly 10 percent of all food is fraudulent. CBS 2’s Kate Sullivan reports.
Cyber criminals can ruin your credit, making it difficult to buy a house or car, but CBS 2’s Jim Williams learned, not everyone takes action even after the fraud’s been discovered.
Two former CTA employees are accused of submitting fake death certificates for their children and stealing coworkers’ identities to take thousands of dollars in retirement funds from a transit agency program.