Two Charged In Connection With Indiana Woman's DeathTwo people are charged in connection to the death of a young woman whose body was found in an abandoned Gary home last week.
Businessman Admits To Grant Fraud, Cuts Surprise Plea DealA Chicago businessman accused four years ago of “large-scale fraud” by the state executive inspector general’s office unexpectedly pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday, admitting he cajoled two state agencies into giving him separate, six-figure government grants to perform nearly identical services.
Former Block 37 Developer Convicted Of FraudThe president of a prominent Chicago real estate company best known for developing Block 37 in the Loop has been convicted on fraud charges related to the redevelopment of the old Goldblatt’s department store in Uptown, federal authorities said.
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.

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