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.
Feds Name-Drop West Side Pols During Fraud TrialThe feds say Franshaun Myles, the head of Divine Praise Inc., misused $60,000 her organization received from the state in 2011.
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.
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.

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