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Former infomercial pitchman and author Kevin Trudeau. (Photo by Bryan Haraway/International Pool Tour via Getty Images)

TV Pitchman Kevin Trudeau Picking A Fight With Receiver Over Taxes

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.

05/13/2015

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2 Investigators: Name-Changing Contractor Focus Of Fraud Complaints

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.

05/11/2015

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Former Chicago Police Officer Gets 1 Year In Tow Truck Scam

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.

05/07/2015

Identity thieves got away with $5.8 billion in tax refunds last year by filing fraudulent tax returns, federal officials estimate. (Credit: CBS)

2 Investigators: Identity Thieves Stealing Billions With Fraudulent Tax Returns

The CBS 2 Investigators found efforts are being made, but much more needs to be done.

04/28/2015

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Attorney General Sues Head Of Violence Prevention Charity

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.

03/24/2015

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.

02/23/2015

John Valenta (DuPage County Sheriff)

Prosecutors: Engineer Stole More Than $200,000 From College Of DuPage

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.

02/19/2015

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2 Investigators: Woman Accused Of Cheating Moms Through Facebook

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.

02/16/2015

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Psychiatrist Pleads Guilty To Taking Kickbacks For Anti-Psychotics

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.

02/13/2015

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Disbarred Attorney Gets Nearly 6 Years For $2.3M Fraud

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.

02/11/2015

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State Delays Processing Tax Returns Amid Increase In Fraud

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.

02/06/2015

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Closing Arguments Continue In Grant Fraud Trial

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.

12/16/2014

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2 Investigators: Woman Billed For Imposter’s Psychiatric Services

A Chicago woman was billed for psychiatric services she purportedly received at Stroger Hospital. CBS 2’s Dave Savini investigates.

10/03/2014

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Buyer, Beware: Some Foods Aren’t What They Claim To Be

Researchers say nearly 10 percent of all food is fraudulent. CBS 2’s Kate Sullivan reports.

10/02/2014

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New Research Shows Many Fail To Take Action After Learning Of Data Theft

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.

07/16/2014

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Former CTA Workers Faked Own Kids’ Deaths, Stole Coworkers’ IDs

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.

06/11/2014

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SEC Charges UNO Charter School Group With Fraud

The SEC alleges the school operator and United Neighborhood Organization of Chicago failed to disclose a multimillion-dollar contract with a windows company owned by the brother of one of its senior officers.

06/02/2014

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Fund Manager Charged With Defrauding Investors Of $11M

Neal Goyal, 33, was charged Wednesday with one count of wire fraud. He was the founder and manager of Blue Horizon Asset Management and Caldera Advisors, both of which were unregistered investment advisors.

05/29/2014

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Feds: Niles-Based Tutoring Firms Defraud Schools Out Of $33M

Two north suburban companies and the father and son who own them defrauded hundreds of public school districts in 19 states, including Illinois, of more than $33 million, federal prosecutors charged Monday.

04/28/2014

Social Security checks at a U.S. Treasury printing facility (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

10 Charged With Stealing More Than $1M From Social Security

Many of the charged cheated Social Security by using false identities, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s office. They applied for benefits under multiple names, or worked under one name and applied for benefits using another name.

04/21/2014

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