First, federal agents dined at several of celebrity chef Tony Hu’s Chinatown restaurants. Then they returned in October with a warrant — hoping to feast on evidence of tax fraud, according to court records.
Under 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.
Plumber 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.
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.
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.
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.
Millionaire businessman Ty Warner, the creator of Beanie Babies, has agreed to plead guilty to tax evasion charges, federal prosecutors said.
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.
Two brothers are accused of trying to bilk the state of millions of dollars in gasoline taxes that consumers paid at the pump.
He wasn’t too smart about paying federal income taxes, and now Rimando Dumdum man is going to prison.
A key figure in the Rod Blagojevich corruption case was arrested on Wednesday on federal fraud and tax charges.
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 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.
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.
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.
There are guilty pleas from two women who stole taxpayer IDs to claim hundreds of thousands of dollars in refunds for themselves.