Former CTA Employees Plead Guilty To Stealing Coworkers’ IdentitiesDonella Anderson Watkins, 43, and her husband Sammie, 56, submitted fake death certificates for their living children and stole the identity of former coworkers in order to withdraw money from their accounts without incurring a tax penalty, according to a statement from the state’s attorney general’s office.
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.”
Former West Side Cop Pleads Guilty To Misdemeanor ChargeA run of bad luck continued Wednesday for a former Chicago cop who solicited bribes from a liquor store owner who also was an FBI informant.
Ex-Subway Pitchman Jared Fogle Gets More Than 15 Years For Sex CrimesFormer Subway pitchman Jared Fogle was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison on Thursday for trading in child pornography and having sex with underage prostitutes, with the judge describing his "perversion and lawlessness" as "extreme."
Former U.S. House Speaker Hastert Pleads Guilty In Hush Money CaseFormer U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has pleaded guilty to illegally structuring bank withdrawals in an effort to conceal hush money payments, under a plea agreement that includes a sentence recommendation of up to 6 months in prison.
Ex-Speaker Hastert Plans To Plead Guilty In Hush Money CaseAttorneys for former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert have told a federal judge he intends to plead guilty in a case alleging he agreed to pay $3.5 million in hush money to cover up misconduct from before his time in politics.
Two Men Get 10 Years In Prison For Fatal Police Chase And ShootingAkeem Clarke, 24; and Martel Odum, 25, pleaded guilty to robbery and unlawful vehicular invasion on Monday, according to Cook County court records.
Former Cook County Sheriff’s Deputy Pleads Guilty To Drug Rip-OffA former Cook County sheriff’s police officer admitted in federal court Wednesday that he stole marijuana from a man he believed to be a drug dealer so that he could later sell the drugs for profit.
Man Gets 7 Years For Stealing Construction Equipment, Church VanA 36-year-old Chicago man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for stealing construction vehicles in west suburban Aurora and selling a church van that wasn’t his.
Man Gets 8 Years For Running Violent Sex Trafficking RingDajuan Brown, 39, pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated trafficking in persons for forced labor or services, according to the Cook County state’s attorney’s office.
City Suing Former Red Light Camera ContractorChicago is suing former red-light camera contractor Redflex Traffic Systems in the wake of a guilty plea in federal court by its one-time CEO.
Former Red Light Camera Company CEO Pleads Guilty To BriberyProsecutors say the former executive at Redflex Traffic Systems Inc. funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars to a retired Chicago official to secure $124 million in city contracts.