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.
Cop Charged With Murder Of Laquan McDonald Plans To Seek Change Of VenueThe lawyer for the Chicago police officer charged with the murder of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald said he plans to ask for a change of venue before trial, claiming Mayor Rahm Emanuel's criticism of his client has tainted the potential jury pool.
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.
Ex-CPS Chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett Pleads Guilty To Kickback SchemeFormer Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett has pleaded guilty to a bribery scheme to steer more than $23 million in no-bid contracts to a former employer for $2.3 million in bribes and kickbacks.
Feds: Ex-CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett To Plead Guilty To Corruption ChargesThe indictment alleges she steered no-bid contracts to SUPES for kickbacks and bribes. Byrd-Bennett, 66, of Solon, Ohio, is charged with 15 counts of mail fraud and five counts of wire fraud in the indictment.
Lawyers Reveal Both Sides In Hastert Plea NegotiationsProsecutors and defense attorneys for former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert have told a federal judge they're talking about a possible plea deal in the Republican's hush-money case.
Former Recorder Of Deeds Clerk Indicted On Fraud ChargesA former clerk for the Cook County Recorder of Deeds has been indicted on federal fraud charges after prosecutors say she accepted a $200 cash bribe to prepare a falsified real-estate deed.
Terror Suspect Charged With Trying To Kill Fellow InmateA 21-year-old man already charged with trying to set off a bomb downtown three years ago has been indicted on new charges of attacking and seriously injuring a fellow inmate.
Feds Arrest 5 For Hacking Scheme Tied To Boeing, CaterpillarTwo Illinois companies were targeted by a brazen insider trading ring. Federal authorities broke up a ring that used hackers to steal corporate press announcement from Chicago-based Boeing, Peoria-based Caterpillar, and several other companies, and then profit from that information before it became public.
Hastert Attorneys Shed Light On Strategy, Gear Up For TrialDennis Hastert’s lawyers will try to defend the former U.S. House speaker against allegations that he lied to the FBI and skirted banking laws by first picking apart the indictment unveiled by federal prosecutors in May.