Growing Signs That Aaron Schock Prosecution On Shaky GroundGrowing sympathy for defense arguments, seeming confusion within the team of federal prosecutors and a disgruntled judge are among the signs that key portions of the corruption case against former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock may be at risk of unraveling.
Investment Manager Accused Of Swindling $950K From Retired TeacherTyris D. Maxey, 43, was charged with six counts of wire fraud in an indictment returned by a federal grand jury on Thursday.
Lawyer For Indicted Judge Claims Feds Targeted Her Because Of Her JobJessica Arong O’Brien is charged with bank fraud and mail fraud affecting a financial institution.
Activists Say Cover-Up Indictment In Laquan McDonald Case Only A First StepBlack Lives Matter organizer Kofi Amedola said the nation will be watching Chicago when Officer Jason Van Dyke is tried for murder.
Indicted Cook County Judge Says FBI Recorded Her Phone CallsThe FBI twice recorded phone calls placed to a Cook County judge last fall while they were investigating her for fraud, court records show.
Another Former Dorothy Brown Employee Indicted By Feds For LyingThe U.S. Attorney’s office on Friday announced a federal indictment against Beena Patel, 55, of Chicago.
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.