Obstruction Of Justice

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Judge Acquits Chicago Lawyer Of Coaching Lies

The acquittal was an unusual defeat for federal prosecutors who win convictions in an overwhelming percentage of trials.


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Rare Trial Against Lawyer Drawing To Close In Chicago

A rare obstruction-of-justice trial of a lawyer accused of instructing clients and witnesses to lie is concluding in Chicago.


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Former State Worker Sentenced To 8 Years For Bribery, Kickback Scheme

A 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.


University of Virginia student Martese Johnson (C) and his lawyer, Daniel Watkins (R) walk to the Charlottesville District Court before Johnson's hearing on March 26, 2015 in Charlottesville, Virginia.  Johnson, a Chicago resident, was arrested by Virginia's Alcoholic Beverage Control agents on March 18. Video in which Johnson appears bloodied, went viral after his arrest. (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)

Case Continued For Chicago Man In Bloody Arrest In Virginia

In a show of solidarity, supporters crowded into a courtroom Thursday as a University of Virginia student made his first court appearance after a bloody arrest outside a bar that sparked a police investigation.


Surveillance video from a South Shore convenience store shows two Chicago police officers hitting two brothers, who were later arrested. However, the charges were dropped, and the FBI and Independent Police Review Authority are investigating brutality allegations. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Cop Indicted For Excessive Force In 2012 Arrest

A Chicago police officer has been indicted on federal charges, accused of using excessive force when he allegedly punched a man during an arrest in 2012, and kicked him while he was handcuffed and lying on the floor face-down.


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Feds Accuse Lawyer Of Coaching Witness To Lie

A high-profile defense attorney in Chicago has been indicted on federal charges for allegedly encouraging a witness to lie on the stand on behalf of the lawyer’s purported drug-dealer client.


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Charges Dismissed Against Aunt Of Accused Teen Killer

Prosecutors argued Vandetta Redwood initially told police she was not there when 14-year-old Endia Martin was shot, but a cell phone video obtained by police put her at the scene. Judge Donald Panarese Jr. called the video “choppy” and “poor,” then ruled the state did not meet the burden of proof.


Francisco Anthony Martinez is charged with obstruction of justice for allegedly providing police with false information in the investigation of the murder of Colin Nutter. (Police booking photo)

Man Charged With Obstruction In Murder Of Highland Park Man

A fourth man has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a 20-year-old Highland Park man whose body was found off the Edens Expressway June 3 in Wilmette.


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Report: Arrest Warrant Issued For Patriots’ Hernandez

An arrest warrant reportedly has been issued for New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, in connection with a fatal shooting not far from Hernandez’s home.



Man Faces Drug Charges After Friend Found Locked In Starbucks Restroom

A 21-year-old man was taken to the hospital Monday after he was found locked in the bathroom of a Geneva Starbucks, surrounded by packets of suspected heroin and a hypodermic needle. A friend was later charged after apparently trying to hide the drugs from police.


Lake County Deputy Sheriff Eric Francke. | Photo courtesy of the Mundelein Police Department

Lake County Cop Charged With Obstruction, Sex Crime

A north suburban sheriff’s deputy is free on bond after being charged with obstruction of justice and soliciting a sexual act.


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Correctional Officers Charged With Organizing Attack On Inmate

Two Cook County Jail guards were charged Thursday with arranging the beating of an 18-year-old inmate after he short-circuited power in the jail.


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Day Care Owner Dies Before Standing Trial In Case Of Boy’s Death

In 2009, a boy was killed by an employee at a Lincolnshire day care center, and the trial of the owner on obstruction of justice charges was to begin soon.

CBS Chicago–04/16/2012

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Dolton Cop Charged With Civil Rights Violations

A Dolton police officer has been charged with beating two people with his police baton and then threatening the police chief during the investigation.


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CTA Driver Acquitted Of Lying About Being Beaten By Cop

A former CTA bus driver was acquitted Tuesday on charges that he lied about being beaten up by an off-duty Chicago Police sergeant.


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Man, Relative Charged After Girl’s Disappearance

A 27-year-old Chicago man and a relative of a runaway from Schaumburg are now charged with sex crimes and obstructing a police investigation.

CBS Chicago–03/08/2011

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Burge Torture Called ‘Cancer’ That Must Be Stopped

Police torture and misconduct under the command of former Chicago Police Lt. Jon Burge was a “cancer” that destroyed relations with the black community, a former Chicago policeman and activist said at Burge’s sentencing hearing.

CBS Chicago–01/20/2011

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Judge Lefkow Won’t Step Down From Burge Case

U.S. District Judge Joan Lefkow said Wednesday that she won’t step down from the case of a former Chicago police lieutenant convicted of lying about the torture of suspects.

CBS Chicago–01/12/2011

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Prosecutors Want Hard Time For Burge

Former Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge could face hard time behind bars when he is sentenced in January for perjury and obstruction of justice.

CBS Chicago–11/16/2010