Bookkeeper Pleads Guilty To $24 Million Tax Fraud SchemeA 73-year-old bookkeeper from Northbrook faces up to five years in prison, after pleading guilty to a years-long corporate tax fraud scheme that cheated the federal government out of more than $24 million in taxes.
Wheaton College Football Player Pleads To Misdemeanor In Hazing CaseOne of the five Wheaton College football players accused in a hazing scandal pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge on Thursday, as part of a plea deal that saw prosecutors drop all felony charges against him.
Former Attorney Gets Over 4 Years For Stealing $1M From Estates Of Dead ClientsRobert B. Beck, 50, of Mount Prospect, pleaded guilty in September to a single felony count of theft between $500,000 and $1 million, according to the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office.
Con Man Gets 12 Years For $23 Million Sports Memorabilia FraudKnowing he would soon be sentenced for a brazen $23 million scam involving scores of phony pieces of sports memorabilia, an Arkansas con man looked at his oldest son in court and said, “I screwed it up.”
‘Lizard Squad’ Hacker Admits To Conspiracy Targeting ‘Thousands’A Maryland man with ties to international hacking groups with “thousands of victims” pleaded guilty in Chicago Tuesday to a conspiracy that may land him behind bars.
Berwyn Man Gets 14 Years For Trafficking Illegal GunsMiguel Martinez sold firearms illegally to a cooperating witness who didn’t have a FOID card or concealed carry license.
Chicago Trader Who Stole $1.7M From Clients Gets 5 Years In PrisonRandall Rye, 26, pleaded guilty earlier this year to a count of wire fraud, prosecutors said.
No Prison Time For Ex-Cop Tied To Wrigleyville Rooftop SchemeRichard Zasiebida pleaded guilty in July 2016 to dodging about $140,000 in federal taxes in connection with the Wrigleyville fraud.
Chicago Trader Gets 1 Year For Stealing Trade Secrets From EmployerDavid J. Newman, 34, pleaded guilty to one count of theft of trade secrets last year, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office.
Tough-Talking Reputed Mobster Gets 7 Years For ATM ScamWhen Gheorgui Martov’s sentence is complete, he is likely to be deported to Bulgaria, where he was born and raised.
Woman Convicted In Crash Pleads Guilty To Driving On Revoked LicenseA woman who was charged in a 2007 crash that killed two teenagers pleaded guilty to driving while her license was revoked last month.
Man Pleads Guilty In Theft Of More Than 100 Guns From Rail YardAndrew Shelton, also known as “Manki,” had been facing trial next month for the April 12, 2015, theft that put more than a hundred stolen Ruger firearms on the streets of Chicago.