Willowbrook Businesswoman Guilty In Sham Contractor TrialWillowbrook businesswoman Elizabeth Perino was found guilty of fraud for her role in a scam to exploit a city set-aside program for woman-owned businesses.
Hackers Scam $2.6 Million From City Retirement AccountsFederal authorities are investigating $2.6 million taken from retirement accounts of 58 city employees in the form of fraudulent loans.
Three From West Town Clinic Charged With Medicaid FraudHector L. Flores-Arroyo, 56; Mohan C. Rao, 82; and Susana Araujo, 61, were each charged with one count of vendor fraud, two counts of theft and two counts of conspiracy, all felonies, police said. Araujo also faces a felony count of unlicensed practice of medicine.
Suburban Lawyer Guilty Of Helping Clients Cheat Way Into AsylumThe jury found Robert Dekelaita, 53, guilty of conspiracy to commit asylum fraud, procuring perjury during asylum interviews and two counts of knowingly offering false statements in asylum applications, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. He faces up to 35 years in prison.
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.