Obstruction Of Justice
The acquittal was an unusual defeat for federal prosecutors who win convictions in an overwhelming percentage of trials.
A rare obstruction-of-justice trial of a lawyer accused of instructing clients and witnesses to lie is concluding in Chicago.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A north suburban sheriff’s deputy is free on bond after being charged with obstruction of justice and soliciting a sexual act.
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.
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.
A Dolton police officer has been charged with beating two people with his police baton and then threatening the police chief during the investigation.
A former CTA bus driver was acquitted Tuesday on charges that he lied about being beaten up by an off-duty Chicago Police sergeant.
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.
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.
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.
Former Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge could face hard time behind bars when he is sentenced in January for perjury and obstruction of justice.