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Fired Police Officer Reinstated By Chicago Police Board

A fired Chicago cop caught up in a plan to plant drugs and a gun in a suburban woman’s car got his job back after the city’s police board this month took a second look at the case.

10/22/2014

Court Generic

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.

08/22/2014

FBI

Rising Star Chicago Defense Attorney Target Of Criminal Probe

Prosecutors on Wednesday revealed that the FBI is probing whether lawyer Beau Brindley encouraged drug dealer Rahshone Burnett to lie under oath. In an unusual move, agents raided Brindley’s office in the downtown Monadnock building last month and seized evidence.

08/07/2014

Anita Alvarez

Former Judges, Ex-Prosecutors Urge Alvarez To Drop Perjury Case

The letter to Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez said the prosecution of Willie Johnson could discourage other people from recanting prior testimony.

05/05/2014

Court Generic

Judge Denies Certificate Of Innocence For Former Death Row Inmate

A former death row inmate who was cleared of a double homicide in a re-trial five years ago was denied his “certificate of innocence” Tuesday after a judge issued a lengthy ruling doubting his credibility.

03/05/2014

Cook County Jail (Credit: CBS)

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.

02/22/2013

Michael Cardamone

Former Gymnastics Teacher Pleads Guilty, But Won’t Go To Prison

A west suburban man admitted in court Wednesday that he had inappropriate contact with 14 young girls he taught at now defunct gymnastics studio.

11/21/2012

The overhead stage rigging collapses into the crowd in front of the stage at the Hoosier Lottery Grandstand at the Indiana State Fair, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, in Indianapolis. Authorities say they have confirmed at least three deaths after the stage collapse, where the country group Sugarland was set to perform. (AP Photo/The Indianapolis Star, Matt Kryger)

Prosecutors: Women Trying To Collect Weren’t Really At Indiana State Fair

Two women have been charged with trying to collect money from funds intended for the victims of the stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair this past summer.

CBS Chicago–12/28/2011

Roger Clemens

Dorfman: Clemens Wins One For Legal System; Truth May Be A Victim

What happened in the Roger Clemens case yesterday was probably right, but nobody should feel good about it.

670 The Score–07/15/2011

UPDATED: Judge Rules Mistrial In Clemens Case

The judge declared a mistrial Thursday in baseball star Roger Clemens’ perjury trial after prosecutors showed to jurors evidence that he had ruled would be out of bounds in the case.

CBS Chicago–07/14/2011

Roger Clemens

Prosecutors Say Needles Had Clemens’ DNA, Steroids; Fakery Claimed

Prosecutors said Wednesday that needles and cotton balls Roger Clemens’ former trainer says he used to inject the star pitcher at the height of his career tested positive for Clemens’ DNA and anabolic steroids.

CBS Chicago–07/13/2011

Roger Clemens

Clemens Trial A Story Of 2 Friends Turned Enemies

Strip away the legalese and the trial of Roger Clemens is a tale of two men: the baseball star and his trainer.

CBS Chicago–07/10/2011

Roger Clemens

Clemens Ready To Fight As Perjury Trial Nears

Roger Clemens’ tenacious pursuit of victory on the pitcher’s mound is re-emerging as he enters federal court this week to fight charges he lied about using drugs and to try to ruthlessly discredit the former friend who says he did.

CBS Chicago–07/04/2011

Barry Bonds

Bonds Found Guilty Of Obstruction Charge

After several days of deliberation, a jury found home run king Barry Bonds guilty of obstruction of justice but a jury failed to reach a verdict on three other counts that he lied to a grand jury in 2003.

04/13/2011

Barry Bonds

Ex-Mistress Claims Bonds Blamed Injury On Steroids

According to the testimony of his former mistress, Barry Bonds blamed his 1999 elbow injury on steroid use.

03/28/2011

Barry Bonds

Jury Won’t Hear Angry Voicemails To Bonds’ Mistress

A federal judge ruled on Thursday that the jury in Barry Bonds’ perjury trial won’t hear the angry voicemails he left his mistress during their rocky nine-year relationship.

03/18/2011

Jon Burge

Former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge Reports To Prison

Former police Cmdr. Jon Burge reports to prison today, after being convicted of lying about torturing suspects during the 1970s and ‘80s.

CBS Chicago–03/16/2011

Jon Burge

Burge To Report To Same Prison As Madoff

Former Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge is expected to report to prison later this week, and he could meet a jailhouse celebrity.

CBS Chicago–03/14/2011

Jon Burge

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

Jon Burge

Victim Wants Prison Time For Burge

A man who claims to have been a torture victim of police Cmdr. Jon Burge wants to see him go away for a long time.

CBS Chicago–01/13/2011

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