Feds: Man Threatened To Make Vrdolyak’s Secret Deal ‘Front Page News’The Chicago attorney indicted along with former Chicago Ald. Edward Vrdolyak once threatened to sue the ex-politician, make “front page news” and “open a can of worms” over a secret deal that has so far netted them over $10 million, federal prosecutors say.
In Court, Mel Reynolds Claims Scheme To Bribe Zimbabwe Dictator MugabeReynolds said a clout-heavy Chicago businessman tried to use a partnership with Reynolds to funnel bribes to officials in Zimbabwe.
Willie Wilson Says He Paid Mel Reynolds Thousands To Consult In AfricaWilson took the stand in federal court on the first day of Reynolds’ trial on misdemeanor charges alleging he failed to file his tax returns
Mel Reynolds’ Misdemeanor Tax Case Finally Headed To TrialReynolds is preparing to defend himself at trial starting Monday, where he may find himself questioning prominent Chicagoans under oath.
Owner Of Cesar's Killer Margaritas In Lakeview Charged With Theft, Tax EvasionAttorney General Lisa Madigan announced Wednesday that an owner of a Chicago restaurant was charged with underreporting more than $1 million in sales.
Recycling Company Owner Accused Of Landfilling Hazardous WasteBrian Brundage, former owner of Chicago Heights-based Intercon Solutions Inc. and current owner of Gary, Indiana-based EnviroGreen Processing LLC, was indicted on five counts of income tax evasion, four counts of mail fraud and two counts of wire fraud, according to a statement from the U.S. attorney’s office.
Former Alderman Vrdolyak Pleads Not Guilty To Tax EvasionFederal prosecutors have alleged former Ald. Edward Vrdolyak schemed with two attorneys to get a cut of legal fees from the state of Illinois’ lawsuit against tobacco companies in the 1990s, despite not being authorized to work on the case and doing no work on the lawsuit.
Former Alderman Vrdolyak Indicted For Tax EvasionFormer Alderman Ed Vrdolyak has been indicted on federal tax evasion charges, tied to legal fees he and another attorney collected for their work on a lawsuit against several tobacco companies.
Mel Reynolds Gets Out Of Jail, But Trial Still AwaitsA federal judge on Thursday told former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds he was free to go — but he has to come back.
Mel Reynolds Wants New Judge Who Doesn't Think He's A LiarMel Reynolds wants a new judge — preferably one who doesn’t think he is an “irrational” liar and flight risk who “deserves to be locked away indefinitely.”
Mel Reynolds Asks Judge To Push Back Tax Evasion TrialFormer congressman Mel Reynolds has asked a federal judge to grant him a three-month delay in his upcoming trial on misdemeanor tax evasion charges, claiming he can't prepare his case because of the conditions at the jail where he is being held.
Mel Reynolds Changes His Mind About Guilty PleaFormer U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds says he no longer wants to plead guilty to misdemeanor federal tax charges and that he's "sorry for any confusion."

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