Under a negotiated agreement approved Tuesday by Lake County Judge James Booras, Nyasha Mbawa, 20, pleaded guilty to one count of predatory criminal sexual assault, a Class X felony that carries a penalty of six to 30 years in prison, or a term of up to life if extended.
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
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.
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.
Andre Alejandro, 25, pleaded guilty to the 2012 murder before Cook County Judge Thomas Gainer, according to court records.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
“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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.