Hastert Sentencing Postponed; Attorney Says Former Speaker Nearly DiedA federal judge has agreed to delay sentencing for former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert in his hush-money case, after the Illinois Republican’s attorneys revealed he nearly died in November when he suffered a severe blood infection.
Hastert Attorneys Ask For Sentencing Delay, Citing Former Speaker's HealthDennis Hastert was accused in May of evading banking regulations as part of a plan to pay hush money to conceal "prior misconduct."
Woman Faces Sentencing For Giving Money To Islamic MilitantsJasminka Ramic pleaded guilty in September to conspiring to provide material support to terrorists. She is among six Bosnian immigrants indicted in February for funneling money and military supplies to the Islamic State group and al-Qaida in Iraq. Ramic contributed $700.
Reputed Mobster Paul Carparelli’s Sentencing DelayedSentencing for a reputed member of the Cicero Street Crew has been delayed until February. U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman told Paul Carparelli and his lawyers she wanted more time to review what she called a 2-foot-high stack of filings made by both the government and Carparelli’s supporters.
Disgruntled Father Gets Life In Prison For Fire That Killed FamilyProsecutors said Subhash Chander was offended because his 22-year-old daughter, Monika Rani, had married without his consent, beneath her station in India's caste system.
Suspect Who Led Police On Deadly Chase Gets 28 YearsBack in 2013, Timothy Jones led police on a car chase that ended when a police car hit the victim's vehicle. Killed in the crash was 57-year-old Jacqueline Reynolds.
Rauner Appoints 28 To Panel Reviewing Criminal Justice OverhaulThe Republican governor announced his appointments on Tuesday. They include experts from nonprofits, academia and law enforcement as well as lawmakers.
Judge Won't Delay Sentencing For Ailing Ex-Lawmaker Charged In Child Porn CaseJudge Edmond Chang says in an order filed Friday that the Democrat seems "physically capable" of attending the hearing. He adds there are "victim interests at stake" in sticking to the March 19 sentencing date.
Feds Seek 15 Years For Former City ComptrollerFederal 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.”
Ex-Boyfriend In Fatal Romeoville Shooting Sentenced To 122 YearsErick 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.
Feds Seek To Prove Convicted Drug Dealer Killed Chicago CopFederal 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.
Sentencing Delayed For Driver In Crash That Killed Boy, 11Benjamin 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.