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Trial Delayed For Former North Chicago Police Chief

Officials hope the theft of government funds case against former North Chicago Police Chief Michael Newsome will be concluded this summer after the latest in a series of delays has resulted in a new trial date of June 6.

04/17/2014

Allan Kustok (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Kustok Found Guilty Of Murdering Wife

Allan Kustok, 63, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of his wife Anita “Jeanie” Kustok on Sept. 29, 2010. Prosecutors have said Kustok shot his wife as she laid in bed, but the defense claims she killed herself.

03/11/2014

Allan Kustok (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Prosecutors Rest Case Against Kustok; Defense Calls Expert Witness

The prosecution rested in the murder trial of Orland Park busienssman Allan Kustok Thursday afternoon, but the defense did not, as expected, immediately call the alleged killer’s daughter — former Comcast Sports Network broadcaster Sarah Kustok.

03/07/2014

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Gary Cop Rejects Plea Deal In Drug Trafficking Case

Guye and her boyfriend, Terrance Gee, 26, of Michigan City, were arrested for drug trafficking in Oklahoma, after police there found 48 pounds of marijuana in a suitcase in their rental car.

03/07/2014

Akheem Shakur Scott-Manna (Credit: Lake County Sheriff)

Jury Deadlocks In Trial Of Gary Man Accused Of Killing Neighbor

An Indiana judge declared a mistrial Wednesday in the murder trial of a Gary man accused of beating to death a 60-year-old neighbor whose dog he walked.

03/06/2014

Allan Kustok (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Expert: Gunman Standing Over Jeanie Kustok Shot Her In Face

The star prosecution witness in the Allan Kustok murder trial testified Tuesday that a close-range gunshot was the likely source of blood spatter found on the front side of Kustok’s clothes on the morning his wife died.

03/05/2014

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Prosecutor: Northbrook CEO ‘Cheated’ Clients Out Of $500 Million

On Wednesday, as one of the biggest financial fraud trials in Chicago history began, federal prosecutors pointed the finger of blame at Sentinel Management Group’s CEO Eric Bloom, who they said “cheated and defrauded” his clients for years.

02/27/2014

Allan Kustok (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

In-Law Testifies At Kustok Murder Trial

In court proceedings over the past week, Allan Kustok’s defense attorneys have taken pains to portray Jeanie Kustok as a paranoid wreck who was terrified that someone would invade the couple’s alarm-protected Orland Park home.

02/27/2014

Allan Kustok (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

At Hospital With Dead Wife, Kustok Got Texts From Another Woman

While Orland Park detectives peppered Allan Kustok with questions about the shooting death of his wife, several text messages from a potential paramour were sent to his cellphone, requesting an extramarital rendezvous

02/26/2014

Anthony Bergamino (Credit: Chicago Police)

Lawyer Accused Of Assaulting Woman Says Sex Act Was Consensual

The young woman was waiting for a visit from a college friend when she said a middle-aged attorney she never met burst into her W Lakeshore Chicago hotel room and sexually assaulted her.

02/26/2014

Allan Kustok (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

After Taking Wife’s Body To Hospital, Kustok Tells Nurse He’s ‘Life Of The Party’

Allan Kustok lived an apparent double life, maintaining the outward façade of a suburban family man, while carousing and womanizing on the sly, prosecutors said.

02/25/2014

Steve Manning, now known as Steve Mandell, in 2005. (CBS File Photo)

Ex-Cop: Talk About Torture-Murder Was Just That — Talk

Steve Mandell admitted he could be heard on audio tapes talking about killing, draining the blood and even dismembering one of the men he says he was hired to investigate. CBS 2′s Pamela Jones reports.

02/20/2014

Allan Kustok (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Defense Attorney’s Injury Delays Opening Statements In Kustok Murder Trial

Opening statements scheduled for Thursday morning in Allan Kustok’s murder trial have been postponed until Friday after defense attorney Rick Beuke slipped on ice outside the courthouse

02/20/2014

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Cop Testifies No Gun Found In Victim’s Car In Road Rage Murder

Lake Superior Court jurors on the road-rage murder trial of a former Cook County, Ill., correctional officer heard how evidence was collected at the scene where the victim’s car crashed into a gas pump.

02/20/2014

Allan Kustok (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Expert Doubts Kustok Version Of Wife’s Death

A crime scene reconstructionist cast doubt Wednesday on Allan Kustok’s explanation of how his wife died, saying it was unlikely that Anita “Jeanie” Kustok could have shot herself with a revolver that her husband gave her for their 34th wedding anniversary.

02/20/2014

Allan Kustok (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Seven Jurors Picked In Kustok Murder Trial

Prosecutors say Allan Kustok killed his wife with a powerful .357-caliber revolver that he gave her several weeks earlier for their 34th anniversary.

02/19/2014

Allan Kustok (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Divergent Theories For Kustok Trial

As the murder trial of Allan Kustok gets underway Tuesday with jury selection, one fact is not in dispute: A revolver he gave his wife several weeks earlier for their 34th anniversary was used to kill her.

02/18/2014

Yuron Robinson (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Two Years After Park Ridge Murder, Suspect Still Awaiting Trial

It has been two years since Nikki Mallek’s brother was found in northwest suburban Park Ridge bound and strangled. And she is struggling to find answers and justice.

02/18/2014

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East Chicago Gang Member Doesn’t Want To Delay Murder Trial

Juan Briseno was set to go on trial on April 7 on charges of racketeering, murdering six people and trying to murder four others. However, his attorneys filed a motion in January, asking to delay that trial until September.

02/18/2014

Steve Manning, now known as Steve Mandell, in 2005. (CBS File Photo)

Jurors See Video Of Ex-Cop Discussing Gruesome Torture-Murder Plot

Jurors watched videotape footage of former Chicago cop Steve Mandell laughing as he discussed mutilating the genitals of a businessman as part of a macabre alleged double murder plot Friday morning.

02/14/2014

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