Federal Prosecutors Don't Oppose Delaying Aaron Schock's TrialA preliminary trial date of Feb. 7 was set when Schock was arraigned this month, but the ex-congressman has requested a delay until July. The 35-year-old Republican from Peoria is accused of misusing government and campaign money for personal use and faces 24 criminal counts.
Ald. Willie Cochran Indicted For Extortion, And Stealing From CharityAld. Willie Cochran (20th) has been indicted on federal charges, for allegedly shaking down businessmen in his ward for bribes, and for allegedly looting money from a charity he ran.
Former Pharmacy Execs Allegedly Paid Bribes To Illinois DoctorThe indictment alleges that Michael L. Babich, 40, along with five others, conspired to bribe practitioners in various states to prescribe Subsys, a powerful narcotic intended to treat cancer paints dealing with intense pain. In exchange for the bribes and kickbacks, the doctors allegedly wrote large numbers of prescriptions — most not even for cancer patients.
Former Alderman Vrdolyak Pleads Not Guilty To Tax EvasionFederal prosecutors have alleged former Ald. Edward Vrdolyak schemed with two attorneys to get a cut of legal fees from the state of Illinois’ lawsuit against tobacco companies in the 1990s, despite not being authorized to work on the case and doing no work on the lawsuit.
Portage Mayor, Lake County Sheriff Indicted For CorruptionPortage Mayor James Snyder and Lake County Sheriff John Buncich have been indicted on public corruption charges in connection to towing companies in northwest Indiana.
Attorneys For Aaron Schock Ask Judge To Postpone ArraignmentIn a request made Tuesday to U.S. District Judge Sue E. Myerscough, Schock's lawyers say a Nov. 21 arraignment will interfere with a planned international business trip by the Peoria Republican.
Former Alderman Vrdolyak Indicted For Tax EvasionFormer Alderman Ed Vrdolyak has been indicted on federal tax evasion charges, tied to legal fees he and another attorney collected for their work on a lawsuit against several tobacco companies.
Grand Jury Indicts Aaron Schock On Wire Fraud, Theft CountsThe Illinois congressman who resigned amid scrutiny of lavish spending -- including remodeling his Capitol Hill office in the style of the television series "Downton Abbey" -- expects to be indicted by a federal grand jury, his defense team said Thursday.
Chicago Police Officer Indicted By Feds In 2013 Shooting Of Two TeensThe indictment doesn’t identify the alleged victims but accuses the officer of violating their civil rights on Dec. 22, 2013.
Teen's Aunt Charged With Supplying Gun That Killed Endia MartinThe aunt of a teenage girl accused of fatally shooting 14-year-old Endia Martin in 2014 has been indicted on federal weapons charges, for allegedly providing her niece with the revolver used in the slaying.
Sandra Bland's Family: "Where Is The True Indictment?"Sandra Bland’s family said the perjury charge filed against the Texas state trooper who arrested her last year amounted to no more than “a slap on the wrist,” and they believe Brian Encinia should also face assault charges for pointing a Taser at her and threatening to “light her up.”
6 Indicted In Kidnapping, Torture Of 2 College Students From IllinoisSix people accused of abducting and torturing two University of Rochester students from suburban Chicago until a SWAT team stormed in have been charged in a 32-count indictment that adds charges of sexual assault and weapons counts.