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Ukrainian Billionaire Charged In Bribery Scheme For Titanium Rights

A Ukrainian billionaire businessman with close ties to the recently ousted Ukrainian president has been indicted in Chicago’s federal court with bribing Indian government officials in a major international sting.

04/02/2014

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Ex-Sentinel CEO Eric Bloom Guilty In Fraud Case

One of the largest fraud cases ever tried in Chicago has ended with Sentinel Management Group CEO Eric Bloom’s conviction on all 19 counts.

03/25/2014

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

Infomercial King Makes Pitch To Judge For Help On Sentence

The letter begs one federal judge to intercede with another in order to reduce the sentence Trudeau is scheduled to receive Monday.

03/17/2014

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

Feds Seek 10 Years For Convicted Pitchman Trudeau

If convicted liar Kevin Trudeau pitched his supposed miracle weight-loss book to readers by telling them the truth, it would have sold slightly more than zero copies, federal prosecutors said.

03/13/2014

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Suburban Bank Says Fraudulent Charges Originating In Taxicabs

First American Bank says it has traced hundreds of devious charges to customer cards just after they’re swiped in cabs. CBS 2′s Chris Martinez reports.

02/28/2014

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

Infomercial King Kevin Trudeau’s Possessions To Be Auctioned

Even in prison, convicted fraudster and TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau has something to sell.

02/28/2014

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Prosecutor: Northbrook CEO ‘Cheated’ Clients Out Of $500 Million

On Wednesday, as one of the biggest financial fraud trials in Chicago history began, federal prosecutors pointed the finger of blame at Sentinel Management Group’s CEO Eric Bloom, who they said “cheated and defrauded” his clients for years.

02/27/2014

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Illinois Hospice Company Owner Charged With Fraud

Seth Gillman, 45 and part owner of Lisle-based Passages Hospice, LLC, would reprimand and even fire workers who dared raise red flags about the policies, according to the criminal complaint.

01/27/2014

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Four Charged In Auto Loan Fraud Scheme

A Chicago man and three south suburban accomplices are facing federal charges for taking out dozens of fraudulent automobile loans worth more than $1.4 million, prosecutors say.

01/22/2014

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Target: 40 Million Credit, Debit Cards Affected By Data Breach

Target has warned customers as many as 40 million credit and debit card accounts might have been exposed to identity theft, due to a data breach that began at the start of the Black Friday shopping weekend.

12/19/2013

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

Dietitian Describes Likely Menu For Trudeau Customers

For lunch and dinner, she said, Trudeau’s devotees may have a “handful” of vegetables and organic grass-fed meat weighing 100 grams raw — roughly the size of a deck of cards.

11/08/2013

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Feds Seek Prison Time For Contaminated Crestwood Water Case

The government is asking a federal judge to give the former Crestwood police chief and a former water department operator up to 21 and 27 months in prison, respectively, for their roles in a scheme to use polluted well water in the village’s water supply for more than two decades.

10/22/2013

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

Judge Orders TV Pitchman Kevin Trudeau Back To Jail

He wouldn’t talk, so it’s back to jail for TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau for refusing to reveal where he’s hidden millions in ill-gotten gains.

10/16/2013

Raghuveer Nayak,‘ a former campaign fundraiser for U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.), who was also a key figure in the Rod Blagojevich scandal, leaves the Dirksen Federal Building Wednesday, June 20, 2012 after a court hearing. | Rich Hein~Sun-Times

Blagojevich, Jackson Fundraiser To Plead Guilty In Fraud Case

A former fundraiser for ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich and former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has agreed to plead guilty to health care fraud charges unrelated to his ties to the two disgraced politicians.

09/20/2013

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Stroger Pal Depicted As Sweet 7-Year-Old As Trial Opens In Kickback Scheme

He’s a highly-educated 49-year-old man accused of running a classic government kickback scam, but to Eugene Mullins’ attorney, he’s still “Little Geno,” the 7-year-old South Side boy who “loved sports” and “defended other kids from bullies.”

09/10/2013

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Recorder Cracking Down On Home-Hijacking Fraud

(CBS) – The Cook County Recorder’s Office handles more than a million documents a year, making it the largest office of its kind in the country But some of those filing documents are criminals who […]

09/05/2013

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Doctor, Healthcare CEO Charged In Multi-Million Dollar Scam

The boss of a Chicago-based healthcare firm is a fraudster who oversaw a massive scam to overbill for doctors’ house calls in six states, federal authorities alleged Tuesday.

08/27/2013

Barbara Ickes (left) and Desiree Blackburn (right) are accused of processing checks for a large-scale Nigerian check scam. (Credit: Kosciusko County Sheriff)

Two Suburban Women Accused Of Processing Checks For A Nigerian Scam

Two women from far northwest suburban Harvard are accused of working with a large-scale Nigerian-based scam.

07/30/2013

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Former Country Club Hills Police Chief Pleads Guilty

Former Country Club Hills Police Chief Regina Evans pleaded guilty Monday to fraud and money laundering charges related to the misuse of a $1.25 million state grant to a non-profit organization she ran with her husband, Ronald Evans Jr.

06/18/2013

David Wooten has been charged with four felony counts and one misdemeanor count of theft. Police believe he might have conned more than 100 people in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Missouri. (Credit: Park Ridge Police)

Police Believe Alleged Con Man Had Scores Of Victims In 4 States

Park Ridge police were asking for the public’s health in a fraud investigation against a man they said has been using a fake identity to fleece people in at least four states.

05/17/2013

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