Federal prosecutors in Ohio argue Amer Ahmad—who skipped bail and fled to Pakistan in April after pleading guilty to a kickback scheme he ran while he was Ohio’s deputy state treasurer—deserves the hefty sentence for “a remarkable abuse of office.”
Erick Maya had been been harassing Briana Valle, his former girlfriend, and was the focus of an order of protection the teen’s mother had sought to have enforced at the time of the shooting.
Federal prosecutors have sought the stiffest sentence possible for a purported gang leader convicted of drug trafficking, arguing he was the triggerman in the murder of a Chicago cop and his female friend.
Benjamin Black, who faces between three and 14 years in prison, has already pleaded guilty to being under the influence of heroin when he slammed his car into the back of a vehicle on Feb. 27, 2013, killing 11-year-old Matthew Ranken.
The gunman convicted in the fatal shooting of Chicago Police Officer Alejandro “Alex” Valadez was sentenced to 105 years in prison on Wednesday.
The letter begs one federal judge to intercede with another in order to reduce the sentence Trudeau is scheduled to receive Monday.
Kenneth Conley will be in federal prison for an extra 3 1/2 years, thanks to his daring 2012 escape from a federal lockup, the Sun-Times is reporting.
Reports that Cook County judges have been improperly sentencing violent criminals to a boot camp reserved for non-violent offenders have prompted a criminal justice expert to call for a fix.
Judge Joan Gottschall sentenced both Theresa Neubauer and Frank Scaccia Thursday to two years’ probation.
Dwain Kyles and Calvin Hollins were found guilty in 2009 of violating a judge’s order before the tragedy that they close the club’s second floor. They had received two-year prison sentences.
The government is asking a federal judge to give the former Crestwood police chief and a former water department operator up to 21 and 27 months in prison, respectively, for their roles in a scheme to use polluted well water in the village’s water supply for more than two decades.
Almost seven years after Mary Hutchison, a 45-year-old wife and mother, was strangled as she was preparing to open the former Burger King restaurant in Lindenhurst, final preparations for the sentencing of her killer are under way.
Saying he used his campaign fund as “a personal piggy bank,” a federal judge sentenced former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. to 2 ½ years in prison for misusing $750,000 in campaign money to fund a lavish lifestyle.
They were once a political power couple from one of the most storied public families in the United States.
Former congressman Jesse Jackson and his wife, Sandi, will now be sentenced next month.
Federal prosecutors have asked a judge to order former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, former Ald. Sandi Jackson, to forfeit their homes in Chicago and Washington, D.C., as part of their upcoming sentencing next week.
A man who was plotting to set off a bomb near Wrigley Field was sentenced to 23 years in prison by a federal judge on Thursday.
As former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, former Ald. Sandi Jackson, await sentencing on corruption charges, several people have sent in letters in an effort to influence the punishment a federal judge will mete out in July.
Prosecutors and defense attorneys could tussle over the former congressman’s mental health. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine explains.
During the course of questioning, Rita Crundwell told investigators she took $10 million, a court filing says. But in her plea deal she admitted to stealing more than $53 million over a 22-year period.