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.
Sacred Heart Doctor Cleared In Federal Kickback CaseA doctor accused of taking kickbacks in exchange for patient referrals to the now-shuttered Sacred Heart Hospital was cleared by a federal judge Wednesday.
Former State Worker Sentenced To 8 Years For Bribery, Kickback SchemeA former chief of staff to the head of Illinois’ public health department was sentenced to eight years in prison Tuesday in a case that involved a multimillion-dollar bribery and kickback scheme involving government grants and contracts.
Psychiatrist Pleads Guilty To Taking Kickbacks For Anti-PsychoticsA now-suspended psychiatrist pleaded guilty Friday to taking kickbacks and benefits worth nearly $600,000 from pharmaceutical companies for prescribing an anti-psychotic drug to thousands of elderly and mentally ill patients.
Former Alderman Pleads Guilty In Third Corruption CaseFormer Chicago Ald. Ambrosio Medrano pleaded guilty Tuesday to wire fraud, and prosecutors want to send him to prison for about 20 years.
Blagojevich, Jackson Fundraiser To Plead Guilty In Fraud CaseA former fundraiser for ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich and former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has agreed to plead guilty to health care fraud charges unrelated to his ties to the two disgraced politicians.
Psychiatrist Accused Of Taking Kickbacks; Filing 140,000 False ClaimsA Chicago psychiatrist is accused in a federal lawsuit of taking illegal kickbacks from drug companies and submitting at least 140,000 false Medicare and Medicaid claims for antipsychotic medications he prescribed to thousands of mentally ill patients in area nursing homes.
Blagojevich Insider Stuart Levine Sentenced To 51/2 Years In PrisonA political insider who became one of the government's key witnesses in the corruption investigation of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's administration was sentenced Thursday to 5 1/2 years in prison.
Federal Sting Nets 7 In Grant Bribery SchemeA campaign worker for former state Sen. Rickey Hendon is among the seven people arrested on federal bribery charges.
Rezko Sentencing Delayed AgainSentencing has been delayed again for convicted political fixer Antoin "Tony" Rezko, a former fundraiser for ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
Mortgage Scam Artist Going To Prison For 17 YearsA South Holland man is going to prison for 17 years for running a mortgage fraud scam that cost lenders about $16 million.