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Crestwood Water Tower

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

Court Generic

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

A doctor wears a stethoscope during an examination (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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

Prison fence

Trio Sentenced For Ponzi Scheme Hatched In Prison

Three con men who met behind bars were headed back to prison for a $3.5 million Ponzi scheme involving comic books, movies and collectibles.

WBBM Newsradio–05/01/2013

ATM

Card Skimmers Hit ATMs At Two Banks In Hinsdale

Authorities were warning Chicago area residents about scammers using skimming devices on ATMS to steal money from people’s bank accounts.

CBS 2–02/06/2013

Natural Gas Flame

Alternative Energy Supplier Has Long Record Of Fraud Complaints

One of dozens of alternative energy suppliers now fiercely competing for your business is a company with a bad track record the CBS 2 Investigators have been reporting on for years.

CBS 2–01/15/2013

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School Investigator: Widespread Fraud Pervades Chicago School Lunch Program

CBS 2 and the Better Government Association first disclosed how Chicago Public School employees were gaming the $175 million program meant for poor children.

01/07/2013

Rita Crundwell, the former comptroller of Dixon, Illinois, arrives at the federal courthouse in Rockford for her arraignment on charges she embezzled $53 million from the town since 1990. (Credit: CBS)

Government Sells Ex-Dixon Comptroller’s Properties For $3M

The U.S. Marshals Service sold three of convicted Dixon comptroller Rita Crundwell’s five properties for more than $3 million on Monday.

01/02/2013

FBI

Doctor Charged With Filing $3.5M In False Claims

The indictment accuses Dr. Paul Madison of ordering his staff to submit false claims for chiropractic manipulation under anesthesia; treatments which were not actually performed.

12/27/2012

State Rep. La Shawn Ford walks through a crowd of dozens of supporters at the Dirksen Federal Courthouse, after pleading not guilty to bank fraud charges on Dec. 11, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Rep. La Shawn Ford Pleads Not Guilty To Fraud Charges

As he made his first court appearance on federal bank fraud charges, state Rep. La Shawn Ford got the rock star treatment from dozens of West Side residents who came out to show their support for the embattled lawmaker.

12/11/2012

Waukegan Grocery Owners Admit Food Stamp Fraud

The owners of a Waukegan grocery store have admitted to stealing nearly $850,000 from the federal food stamp program.

12/07/2012

Court Case Graphic

Workers At Clerk’s Office, Morgue Charged With Corruption

A Cook County Circuit Court employee has been charged with stealing $3,500 in traffic ticket payments, the fourth clerk’s office employee to face criminal charges this year, prosecutors announced Tuesday.

10/16/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

GOP: Quinn Has Been Too Slow To Purge Medicaid Rolls Of Cheaters

Top Springfield Republicans are telling Gov. Pat Quinn that he has been too slow purging Medicaid rolls of cheaters.

WBBM Newsradio–09/22/2012

Are gold buyers giving you the most money for your jewelry? (CBS)

Illinois-Based Gold Buyer Shuts Down Amid Fraud Probe

One of the country’s largest gold buyers has shut down, and is now under investigation by state and federal agencies.

CBS 2–08/14/2012

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