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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.
Former Bank CEO Not Guilty In Fraud Case Tied To Ex-Country Club Hills Police ChiefThe feds put Robert Michael on trial last week for alleged fraud, lies and money laundering tied to a real estate deal with disgraced former Country Club Hills Police Chief Regina Evans.
Ex-Bank CEO Goes On Trial For Fraud Tied To Ex-Country Club Hills Police ChiefRobert Michael, the former CEO of the failed Citizens Bank played the role of federal defendant Monday as prosecutors put him on trial for alleged fraud, lies and money laundering tied to real estate deals involving disgraced former Country Club Hills Police Chief Regina Evans.
Financial Firm CEO Arraigned On Fraud ChargesThe CEO of a Florida financial firm was arraigned in federal court in Chicago Thursday amid charges of selling $179 million in fraudulent loans to a Milwaukee investment company.
South Suburban Company Owner Sued For Defrauding CustomersTwo lawsuits filed earlier this month allege that the owner of a south suburban company defrauded senior citizens out of thousands of dollars in deposits for electrical power generators that were never delivered or installed.
Police: Delivery Scam Targeting Palos ParkAuthorities are warning residents in southwest suburban Palos Park against scammers staging a fake delivery, then stealing the victims’ debit card information.
Travel Agent Gets 9 1/2 Years For Scamming People Trying To Get To MeccaThey thought Rashid Minhas could help them make a once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage to Mecca. But now, one of the travel agent’s former customers knows “a lot of people who would like to see him in a dark alley.”
Judge Approves Refunds For Buyers Of Kevin Trudeau’s Diet BookThe Federal Trade Commission plans to start refunding customers duped into buying fraudster Kevin Trudeau’s diet book “as soon as possible” after a judge gave final approval to the plan, its lawyer said.
Former Social Security Employee Gets 21 Months For Check FraudGeorgia Thompson, 68, of Chicago, received $419,644 in fraudulent Social Security benefits from the checks between 1986 and 2014, according to a statement from the U.S. attorney’s office.
FTC Has Plan To Give Refunds To Buyers Of Trudeau Diet BookThe 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.
FTC Wants To Start Handing Out Refunds For Kevin Trudeau’s Diet BookMore 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.”
Former Sacred Heart Doctor Convicted Of One Count In Kickback SchemeU.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.

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