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A city of Chicago red light camera (Credit: CBS)

Former Red Light Camera Firm CEO Pleads Innocent In Bribery Case

Karen Finley, of Arizona, was indicted last month on nine counts of mail fraud, three counts of wire fraud, three counts of bribery and one count of conspiracy to commit bribery.

09/10/2014

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Gang Members Hit With Racketeering, Murder Charges

Federal prosecutors said the gang’s violent crimes are numerous, including allegations they regularly moved hundreds of pounds of illicit drugs and killed at least two people.

08/22/2014

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Feds Accuse Lawyer Of Coaching Witness To Lie

A high-profile defense attorney in Chicago has been indicted on federal charges for allegedly encouraging a witness to lie on the stand on behalf of the lawyer’s purported drug-dealer client.

08/22/2014

A city of Chicago red light camera (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel: “I Convicted” Former Red Light Operator Before Federal Indictment

“I issued the first indictment of the red light camera operator, because I fired them. I inherited them, and I fired them. That was the first indictment, and I convicted them, because they no longer have the contract,” Emanuel said Thursday.

08/15/2014

Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner announces the formation of a committee of Democrats and Independents supporting his campaign. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/CBS)

Rauner Tries To Distance Himself From Indicted Executive

A top executive has been charged with fleecing millions of dollars from customers at a firm created by Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner.

08/08/2014

State Rep. Keith Farnham (Credit: ilga.gov)

Feds Charge Former Elgin State Lawmaker With Possession Of Child Porn

Federal agents on March 13 executed a federal search warrant at Farnham’s office and residence in Elgin, and several computers and electronic storage devices were recovered. They contained child pornography images, authorities said.

04/28/2014

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Feds: Credit Card Fraud Boss Threatened Rival Would Be ‘Cut Into Pieces’

The alleged Chicago boss of an international credit card fraud racket has ties to organized crime in Bulgaria, kidnapped a man in Chicago and robbed him of $800,000, ordered a beating and warned a rival would be “cut into pieces,” feds say.

04/21/2014

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Lake Station Mayor, Wife Plead Innocent To Corruption Charges

Keith Soderquist, 44, and his wife, Deoborah, 55, have been accused of taking money from his campaign fund and the city’s food pantry account, to use on gambling expenses at casinos in Indiana and Michigan.

04/17/2014

A man holds on to a prison bar inside of a jail cell. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Feds: Man Called Cops After Drugs Were Seized

Some criminals aren’t too smart. A Chicago-area man is under federal indictment after he allegedly imported synthetic marijuana — then reported it stolen to police.

03/07/2014

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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

Surveillance images of the so-called "Elmer Fudd Bandit" robbing various banks in the Chicago area in October 2012. (Credit: Bandit Tracker)

FBI: ‘Elmer Fudd Bandit’ Arrested In Kentucky

A man dubbed the “Elmer Fudd Bandit” — believed to have robbed four Chicago area banks and attempted a fifth in 2012 — was charged by a federal grand jury indictment on Thursday.

01/17/2014

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Block 37 Developer Indicted On Fraud Charges

A grand jury has indicted Lawrence Freed and his vice president, Caroline Walters, for allegedly whitewashing the books to get loans and city funds, according to federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti.

12/12/2013

Jose E. Reyes (Mundelein Police Dept.)

Man Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Kidnapped 3-Year-Old Girl

Charges of sexual assault and child pornography have been filed against a Chicago man who allegedly abducted a 3-year-old north suburban girl in September, then returned her a short time later.

11/08/2013

Natisha Hillard (right) is accused of selling her baby to Christopher Bour (left) to make child pornography. (Photos supplied by Sun-Times Media)

Gary Woman Accused Of Selling 2nd Child For Sex

A Gary woman accused earlier this year of selling one baby to a local man for sex also sold him another child between 3 to 5 years old, according to a new indictment.

06/07/2013

State Rep. La Shawn Ford walks through a crowd of dozens of supporters at the Dirksen Federal Courthouse, after pleading not guilty to bank fraud charges on Dec. 11, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Rep. La Shawn Ford Pleads Not Guilty To Fraud Charges

As he made his first court appearance on federal bank fraud charges, state Rep. La Shawn Ford got the rock star treatment from dozens of West Side residents who came out to show their support for the embattled lawmaker.

12/11/2012

Illinois State Rep. La Shawn Ford (Credit: CBS)

Indicted State Rep. Ford Asks House To Let Him Stay

La Shawn Ford is urging his colleagues to reserve judgment and allow him to continue to serve.

11/30/2012

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

White: Lawmakers Should Do ‘Whatever They Can’ To Kick Smith Out Again

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White said Saturday he hopes state lawmakers find a way to oust Derrick Smith from the Illinois House again, after he was re-elected despite being ousted by his colleagues over his bribery indictment.

WBBM Newsradio–11/10/2012

A 1909 Honus Wagner T-206 baseball card sold at auction by Mastro Auctions in 2008 for $1.62 million to an Arkansas man. Federal prosecutors say Mastro failed to disclose the edges had been trimmed, significantly reducing its value. (Credit: T206Museum.com)

Suburban Auction House Accused Of Defrauding Bidders

The head of a now defunct sports auction house has been indicted, along with two other executives, for scamming customers into buying high-priced items that weren’t authentic, or otherwise less valuable than advertised.

CBS Chicago–07/25/2012

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Federal Sting Nets 7 In Grant Bribery Scheme

A campaign worker for former state Sen. Rickey Hendon is among the seven people arrested on federal bribery charges.

07/17/2012

Terror Plot Suspects

Defense Attorneys Release Indictment Against NATO 3, Call Charges ‘Politicized’

Defense attorneys have released an indictment handed up by a Cook County grand jury, against three out-of-town men behind held on terrorism-related charges for their alleged activities before the NATO summit.

CBS Chicago–06/20/2012

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