Federal prosecutors in Ohio argue Amer Ahmad—who skipped bail and fled to Pakistan in April after pleading guilty to a kickback scheme he ran while he was Ohio’s deputy state treasurer—deserves the hefty sentence for “a remarkable abuse of office.”
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s former comptroller, Amer Ahmad, has admitted in court in Pakistan that he forged documents to flee overseas. But he will not be getting a slap on the wrist anytime soon for making a fake Pakistani National Identity Card and birth certificate, an official in the South Asian country said.
He’s a highly-educated 49-year-old man accused of running a classic government kickback scam, but to Eugene Mullins’ attorney, he’s still “Little Geno,” the 7-year-old South Side boy who “loved sports” and “defended other kids from bullies.”
Operators of a home health care service have been indicted, along with a nurse and two marketers, for kickbacks related to $5 million in Medicare billing.
Former alderman and political powerbroker Edward Vrdolyak is completely free, after being released from home imprisonment three months ahead of time.
A lesser-known associate of deposed Gov. Rod Blagojevich will not be getting prison time for his involvement in a kickback scheme.
Antoin “Tony” Rezko, a top adviser and fundraiser for deposed Gov. Rod Blagojevich, has been sentenced to 10 1/2 in prison, a full three years after he was convicted on corruption charges.
Former Chicago alderman and political powerbroker Edward Vrdolyak will be released from prison Thursday.
Former White Sox executive David Wilder is set to be arraigned in U.S. District Court Friday, on charges of skimming thousands of dollars in kickbacks to get top players.
A former scouting executive for the White Sox, and two scouts for the team in Latin America, were indicted by federal prosecutors Wednesday on charges that they took six-figure kickbacks to get top players.