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.
A father who bound his toddler with tape and posted a picture on Facebook was sentenced to probation on Friday.
Sentencing was delayed Thursday for a father convicted of aggravated battery for taping over his 22-month-old daughter’s mouth and binding her hands with tape, after the man’s defense attorney asked the judge for a new trial.
A father convicted of murdering his wife and family is expected to spend the rest of his life behind bars.
Killed in the 2009 crash were Andrew Cazares, 23, of Summit, and Fausto Manzera, 21, a DePaul University student. Friday’s sentencing hearing included emotional victim-impact statements from family members.
Mark Weinberger, who ran a Merrillville nose and sinus clinic until he disappeared during a European vacation, pleaded guilty to 22 counts of health care fraud in a deal that called for a sentence of no more than of 10 years in prison.
William Cellini, a Springfield businessman, was targeted by the feds for extortion conspiracy in a case dating to the Blagojevich administration.
A 28-year-old South Side man will spend the next 20 years behind bars – for shooting an 18-month old girl.