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Vicente Zambada Niebla, aka "El Vicentillo", one of the leaders of the Sinaloa drug cartel, led by fugitive Joaquin Loera, aka "El Chapo", is taken under custody to be presented to the press at the attorney general's office in Mexico City March 19, 2009. Zambada Niebla was arrested by army and police personnel. (Photo credit: LUIS ACOSTA/AFP/Getty Images)

Top Mexican Drug Cartel Member Cooperating With Feds

Jesus Vicente Zambada-Niebla’s secret plea deal was unsealed by U.S. District Judge Ruben Castillo and presents a major breakthrough in the government’s battle against the world’s most powerful cartel

04/10/2014

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Former Daley Aide Pleads Guilty To Embezzling From Charity

Gene Lee — a 65-year-old Chinatown community leader who for years was an aide to former Mayor Richard M. Daley — admitted in court Tuesday that he cashed more than 150 large charity checks at a Chinatown restaurant then kept part of the money for himself.

04/08/2014

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Former Daley Aide To Plead Guilty To Embezzling From Charity

Gene Lee—an aide to Daley for years and a leader of Chicago’s Chinatown community—will admit he took at least $5,000 from a charity, spent it on himself, then failed to pay taxes on it, his attorney, Anthony Masciopinto, said.

04/07/2014

Andre Alejandro (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Gang Member Gets 40 Years For Killing Boy At Uptown Pizzeria

Andre Alejandro, 25, pleaded guilty to the 2012 murder before Cook County Judge Thomas Gainer, according to court records.

04/04/2014

Terrance O'Brien (Credit: DuPage County Sheriff)

Schaumburg Cop Pleads Guilty In Drug Case, Gets 24 Years

One of three Schaumburg police detectives accused of withholding and reselling illegal drugs they seized from dealers pleaded guilty Friday and was sentenced to 24 years in prison.

03/21/2014

Benjamin Black (Credit: Kane County State's Attorney)

Sentencing Delayed For Driver In Crash That Killed Boy, 11

Benjamin Black, who faces between three and 14 years in prison, has already pleaded guilty to being under the influence of heroin when he slammed his car into the back of a vehicle on Feb. 27, 2013, killing 11-year-old Matthew Ranken.

03/21/2014

Jason Logsdon was sentenced to 14 years in prison after pleading guilty to 11 hair salon robberies. (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

“Bad Hair Bandit” Sentenced To 14 Years For 11 Salon Robberies

Jason Logsdon, 42, of Chicago, robbed 11 salons between Dec. 26, 2012, and Jan. 23, 2013, using a BB gun that looked like a revolver.

03/19/2014

Hector Mauricio (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Man Convicted Of Killing WWII Vet To Be Resentenced

The man convicted of stabbing 83-year-old Roscoe Ebey to death in 2007 will be resentenced, after appellate court judges ruled that a Kane County judge placed too much emphasis on Ebey’s character when considering the man’s sentence

03/19/2014

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Teen Mom Gets 8 1/2 Years In Prison For Injuring Baby

A 19-year-old Waukegan woman was sentenced to 8½ years in prison under a plea deal Wednesday for serious injuries she inflicted on her 6-month-old daughter last July

03/06/2014

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Reputed Guzman Lieutenant To Plead Guilty

A reputed lieutenant of recently captured drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has indicated during a federal court hearing in Chicago that he intends to plead guilty in a $1 billion trafficking conspiracy that also allegedly involved his boss.

02/26/2014

Former Congressman Mel Reynolds arrives at court in Harare, Zimbabwe, to appear on charges of immigration violations and possession of pornography. (Credit: The Herald)

Former Congressman Reynolds Deported From Zimbabwe

Lawyers for former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds say he was deported to the U.S. after a paying a fine for violating Zimbabwe’s immigration laws.

02/24/2014

Former Congressman Mel Reynolds arrives at court in Harare, Zimbabwe, to appear on charges of immigration violations and possession of pornography. (Credit: The Herald)

Reynolds’ Porn Charge Dismissed In Zimbabwe; Guilty Plea On Immigration Violation

A Zimbabwean magistrate on Friday dismissed charges against former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds of possessing pornography, and he was ordered to pay a fine or face jail time after pleading guilty to charges of violating the country’s immigration laws.

02/21/2014

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Former County Commissioner Moreno Gets 11 Years For Bribes

“There were so many schemes, over so long a period of time,” Judge Gary Feinerman said in handing down the sentence on Tuesday. “The conduct was so brazen. It was not an aberration. It was standard operating procedure.”

02/19/2014

Tyrell Jackson (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Man Pleads Guilty To 2008 Drug Murder, Gets 25 Years

Tyrell Jackson, 26, of Villa Park, had faced up to 70 years in prison, until his original conviction on a charge of first-degree murder was overturned by the Illinois Appellate Court.

02/12/2014

Naperville Man Sentenced In Child Porn Case

A man from Naperville’s far south side has been sentenced to jail and ordered to pay $14,000 in fines and legal costs, after being convicted of having pornographic images of children in his home.

01/02/2014

Thomas M. Chmura (Credit: Antioch Police)

Former Monk Pleads Guilty To Charge Of Child Abduction

Thomas Chmura, 57, was charged with four counts of child abduction and could have faced up to three years in prison after authorities alleged he offered rides to a number of girls ages 11 to 14 in April in the Antioch area.

12/05/2013

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Former Republic Windows CEO Sentenced To 4 Years

The former CEO of Republic Windows and Doors has been sentenced to four years in prison, and fined $100,000 after pleading guilty to stealing company machinery when he shut the business down in 2008.

12/05/2013

Bryan Tyman, 45, plead guilty to sending a sexually explicit photo to a teen. (Porter County Sheriff's Dept.)

Plea Deal Rejected, Trial Set For February In Teacher Sexting Case

The Portage, Ind., middle school teacher who pleaded guilty to “sexting” with three students will go to trial in three months, despite his guilty plea to two counts of Class D felony child solicitation.

11/29/2013

Benjamin Black (Credit: Kane County State's Attorney)

Man Pleads Guilty To Aggravated DUI For Crash That Killed 11-Year-Old

A DeKalb County man pleaded guilty Thursday to driving under the influence of heroin when his SUV struck a car on a snow-packed highway last winter, killing an 11-year-old boy.

11/14/2013

Bryan Tyman, 45, plead guilty to sending a sexually explicit photo to a teen. (Porter County Sheriff's Dept.)

Judge Denies Plea Deal That Would Spare Sexting Teacher From Prison

Bryan Tyman, 45, has admitted to sending sexually explicit photos of himself to students at Fegely Middle School in Portage, Ind.

11/13/2013

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