A Chicago businessman and his wife were convicted Wednesday on more than a dozen counts of stealing $3.4 million in state taxpayer money as part of a rampant fraud scheme involving Illinois Department of Public Health grants.
Misplaced confidence, not criminal intent, is to blame for a Chicago couple’s involvement in a $5 million fraud scheme that rocked the Illinois Department of Public Health and dragged a friend of President Barack Obama into the spotlight, a defense attorney said Tuesday.
Closing arguments are scheduled Tuesday in the case of 77-year-old Leon Dingle Jr. and his wife, 75-year-old Karin. They face multiple counts of mail fraud, money laundering and conspiracy.
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.
An ex-aide to former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger was sentenced to 6 ½ years in prison Wednesday for steering more than $300,000 in phony county contracts to her own company and her pals.
A U.S. District Court jury on July 11 found Wayne B. Hill guilty of a total of five counts of bank robbery, possession of stolen money and money laundering. Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman on Monday imposed Hill’s prison term.
The former police chief of west suburban Countryside was indicted Wednesday on federal fraud and money laundering charges connected to a non-profit helicopter program he ran.
A former Chicago city comptroller and former Ohio state deputy treasurer accused in a bribery and money laundering scheme will plead not guilty, his attorney said Friday.
He may be the world’s biggest Disney fan, but a local restaurant manager is in huge trouble with the law for the way he allegedly paid for 15 recent Disney trips.
Former Country Club Hills Police Chief Regina Evans pleaded guilty Monday to fraud and money laundering charges related to the misuse of a $1.25 million state grant to a non-profit organization she ran with her husband, Ronald Evans Jr.
A 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 authorities have charged a home health care business operator with bilking Medicare out of at least $20 million.
Police say a west suburban college student has taught them something new about criminal charges.