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Former Daley Aide To Plead Guilty To Embezzling From Charity

Gene Lee—an aide to Daley for years and a leader of Chicago’s Chinatown community—will admit he took at least $5,000 from a charity, spent it on himself, then failed to pay taxes on it, his attorney, Anthony Masciopinto, said.

04/07/2014

Ty Warner, creator of Beanie Babies toys. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Feds To Appeal Lenient Sentence For Beanie Babies Founder

The Beanie Baby creator hid $100 million in secret Swiss bank accounts to con the IRS, but got just two years of probation and 500 hours of community service for the crime when he was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Charles Kocoras on Jan. 13.

02/13/2014

Raghuveer Nayak,‘ a former campaign fundraiser for U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.), who was also a key figure in the Rod Blagojevich scandal, leaves the Dirksen Federal Building Wednesday, June 20, 2012 after a court hearing. | Rich Hein~Sun-Times

Blagojevich, Jackson Fundraiser To Plead Guilty In Fraud Case

A former fundraiser for ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich and former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has agreed to plead guilty to health care fraud charges unrelated to his ties to the two disgraced politicians.

09/20/2013

Ty Warner, creator of Beanie Babies toys.(Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Beanie Baby Founder To Plead Guilty To Tax Evasion

Millionaire businessman Ty Warner, the creator of Beanie Babies, has agreed to plead guilty to tax evasion charges, federal prosecutors said.

09/18/2013

Cook County Commissioner William Beavers speaks to reporters at the Dirksen Federal Courthouse on March 11, 2013, as proceedings got underway in his trial on tax evasion charges. (Credit: CBS)

Jury Selection Delayed In Beavers Tax Trial; Beavers Vows To Testify

After being delayed for more than three months, the start of Cook County Commissioner William Beavers’ tax trial was off to a slow start Monday, when jury selection was pushed back a day to iron out the questions jurors will be asked.

03/11/2013

Gasoline pump. (Credit: Miguel Gutierrez/Getty Images)

State Accuses Brother Accountants Of Holding Back Gasoline Taxes

Two brothers are accused of trying to bilk the state of millions of dollars in gasoline taxes that consumers paid at the pump.

01/25/2013

1040 Federal Tax Return (credit: AP)

Tax Preparer Sentenced To 2 Years For Fraud

He wasn’t too smart about paying federal income taxes, and now Rimando Dumdum man is going to prison.

11/02/2012

Raghuveer Nayak,‘ a former campaign fundraiser for U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.), who was also a key figure in the Rod Blagojevich scandal, leaves the Dirksen Federal Building Wednesday, June 20, 2012 after a court hearing. | Rich Hein~Sun-Times

Figure In Blagojevich Scandal Charged With Tax, Mail Fraud

A key figure in the Rod Blagojevich corruption case was arrested on Wednesday on federal fraud and tax charges.

CBS Chicago–06/20/2012

Cook County Commissioner William Beavers (D-4th)

Beavers To Be Arraigned On Friday

Cook County Commissioner William Beavers will be arraigned Friday on tax evasion charges for allegedly failing to report and pay taxes on income he earned by using campaign funds and county expense accounts for personal use.

CBS Chicago–02/27/2012

Cassius Williams says he became the victim of tax fraud after someone stole his teen daughter's Social Security number. (CBS)

Identity Thieves Have A New Target: Your Tax Return Money

CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker talked with two Chicagoans who say they are the victims of tax fraud, a crime that has spiked in recent years.

02/23/2012

Cook County Commissioner William Beavers (D-4th)

Beavers: Feds Charged Me Because I Wouldn’t Wear A Wire

Cook County Commissioner William Beavers was indicted Thursday on allegations he failed to pay income taxes on tens of thousands of dollars of campaign cash that he used for personal reasons, but he claimed the feds targeted him because he refused to wear a wire targeting fellow Commissioner John Daley.

CBS Chicago–02/23/2012

Keith Herrera

Former Cop Pleads Guilty To Role In Robberies

A former Chicago cop pleaded guilty Tuesday to taking part in robberies in which he and other officers stole hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash from suspected drug dealers and innocent civilians.

CBS Chicago–04/19/2011

1040 Federal Tax Return (credit: AP)

Guilty Pleas In Scam To Steal Tax Refunds

There are guilty pleas from two women who stole taxpayer IDs to claim hundreds of thousands of dollars in refunds for themselves.

WBBM Newsradio–12/22/2010