Former CPS Chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett Sentenced To 4 1/2 YearsFederal prosecutors had asked for a sentence of up about 7 ½ years in prison, while the defense asked for 3 ½ years.
Cook County Judge Removed From Bench Amid Federal Fraud ChargesJudge Jessica Arong O’Brien, 49, was charged last week with one count of mail fraud, and one count of bank fraud.
Foxx Files Lawsuit To Keep Markham’s Elected Mayor Out Of OfficeThe Cook County state’s attorney’s office has filed a lawsuit to keep the newly elected mayor of Markham from taking the oath of office.
Accountant Indicted For Tax FraudOscar Garrett, 55, is accused of obtaining fraudulent Illinois tax returns in the names of more than a dozen clients between 2011 and 2015.
Feds Urge 9 Years In Prison For Gary Solomon In CPS ScamFederal prosecutors want a judge to send Gary Solomon, the mastermind of a brazen contract-steering scheme at Chicago Public Schools, to prison for nine years.
Former City Worker, Convicted In Hired Truck Scandal, Granted PensionAttorneys for the Laborer’s and Retirement Board Employees’ Annuity Fund of Chicago are appealing the ruling.
Co-Owner Of Medical Transport Company Gets 5 Years For FraudGregory D. Toran was convicted of conspiracy and seven counts of mail fraud for overbilling Medicaid.
Connecticut Investor Charged With Swindling Millions From ChicagoansAlvin Wilkinson; a 58-year-old man from Sharon, Connecticut; faces three counts of mail fraud and one of wire fraud, according to a federal indictment released Thursday.
Recycling Company Owner Accused Of Landfilling Hazardous WasteBrian Brundage, former owner of Chicago Heights-based Intercon Solutions Inc. and current owner of Gary, Indiana-based EnviroGreen Processing LLC, was indicted on five counts of income tax evasion, four counts of mail fraud and two counts of wire fraud, according to a statement from the U.S. attorney’s office.
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.
Man Charged With Stealing $150,000 From Edgewater Condo AssociationAlan P. Gold, 65, was arrested Nov. 9 and charged with one count of mail fraud, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.
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.

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