Tax Evasion

Mel Reynolds Pleads Not Guilty To Tax ChargesFormer congressman Mel Reynolds pleaded not guilty to tax evasion charges at a federal court hearing on Thursday.
Former Congressman Reynolds Doesn't Show Up For Arraignment On Tax ChargesA former U.S. congressman has failed to appear at a scheduled arraignment to enter a plea on federal tax charges.
Former Congressman Mel Reynolds Indicted On Tax ChargesFormer Congressman Mel Reynolds has run afoul of the law again, accused of failing to file federal tax returns for four years.
Mideast Banker Ordered To Spend Next 4 Vacations In ChicagoUnder a highly unusual sentence imposed by U.S. District Judge Thomas Durkin, tax cheat Aamir Khan will be allowed to serve five years of probation in his hometown of Doha, Qatar. But for the next four years, Khan also will have to jet into Chicago once a year to spend 30 days in a halfway house.
Pal Of Cicero President Larry Dominick Pleads Guilty To Tax FraudPlumber George Hunter — whose sewer business has received more than $1.8 million from Cicero taxpayers without a contract — hasn’t signed a plea deal with prosecutors. Instead, Hunter, 59, entered a “blind plea,” admitting his guilt on two counts of tax evasion without any formal agreement with prosecutors.
Former NW Indiana School Official Admits EmbezzlementThe former business manager for Lake Ridge Schools in Northwest Indiana is admitting he embezzled more than $134,000 from the school district during the same time it had to close an elementary school because of a $1.7 million budget shortfall.
Former Countryside Police Chief Facing Federal ChargesThe former police chief of west suburban Countryside was indicted Wednesday on federal fraud and money laundering charges connected to a non-profit helicopter program he ran.
Beanie Babies Founder Gets Probation For Tax EvasionThe billionaire creator of Beanie Babies avoided prison Monday, when he was sentenced to two years of probation for evading taxes by hiding millions of dollars in a Swiss bank account that contained more than $100 million at one time.
Judge Denies Beavers' Bid To Stay Out Of Jail Pending AppealA federal judge has denied former Cook County Commissioner William Beavers' request to remain free on bond while he appeals his conviction on tax evasion charges.
Federal Informant Found Dead Of Apparent SuicideMichael DiFoggio, 58, was found inside the office of his business in the 3200 block of South Shields Avenue, around 10 p.m. Tuesday, with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
Beanie Babies Founder Cries, Pleads GuiltyThe billionaire who created Beanie Babies has pleaded guilty to a tax evasion charge that could send him to prison for years.
Beavers Gets 6 Months, $10K Fine For Tax EvasionFederal prosecutors had been seeking a sentence of nearly two years for Beavers, who was convicted in March of four counts of tax evasion.