Judge Acquits Chicago Lawyer Of Coaching LiesThe acquittal was an unusual defeat for federal prosecutors who win convictions in an overwhelming percentage of trials.
Rare Trial Against Lawyer Drawing To Close In ChicagoA rare obstruction-of-justice trial of a lawyer accused of instructing clients and witnesses to lie is concluding in Chicago.
Four Cops Charged With Lying Under Oath In Drug CaseFour police officers – three from Chicago, and one from Glenview – have been charged with felony perjury, for allegedly lying under oath in a drug case last year.
Ex-Police Commander Burge Released From CustodyFormer Chicago police commander Jon Burge has been released from a Florida halfway house after 4 1/2 years in federal custody for lying about the torture of suspects.
Fired Police Officer Reinstated By Chicago Police BoardA 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.
Feds Accuse Lawyer Of Coaching Witness To LieA 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.
Rising Star Chicago Defense Attorney Target Of Criminal ProbeProsecutors 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.
Former Judges, Ex-Prosecutors Urge Alvarez To Drop Perjury CaseThe letter to Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez said the prosecution of Willie Johnson could discourage other people from recanting prior testimony.
Judge Denies Certificate Of Innocence For Former Death Row InmateA 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.
Correctional Officers Charged With Organizing Attack On InmateTwo 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.
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.
Prosecutors: Women Trying To Collect Weren't Really At Indiana State FairTwo 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.