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Report: Mole In Rezko, Carothers Cases Arrested For Fraud

Federal authorities gave long-time government mole John Thomas a Good Friday surprise, arresting him at his home early Friday morning, the Sun-Times is reporting.

04/18/2014

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Former Stroger Aide Gets 51 Months For Bribery

U.S. District Judge Amy St. Eve said the 51-month sentence “will send a message to the public that corruption does not pay and that there are significant consequences,”

03/21/2014

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Police Officer Charged In Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Darius Thompson, 32, was charged with multiple counts of felony theft, loan fraud, money-laundering, wire fraud and forgery for his alleged role in a plot to falsify mortgage applications during his previous employment as a loan processor and originator

11/29/2013

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ATM Repair Crew Charged With Stealing From Cash Machines

They were paid to maintain hundreds of automated teller machines, but the feds say three South Side men instead used them as their personal piggy banks.

09/26/2013

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Former Alderman Pleads Guilty In Third Corruption Case

Former Chicago Ald. Ambrosio Medrano pleaded guilty Tuesday to wire fraud, and prosecutors want to send him to prison for about 20 years.

09/24/2013

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Attorney Charged With Stealing More Than $2M From Clients

Kathleen Niew, who operated Niew Legal Partners in Oak Brook, was arrested Thursday at her office and charged with 10 counts of wire fraud,

08/29/2013

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Former Country Club Hills Police Chief Pleads Guilty

Former Country Club Hills Police Chief Regina Evans pleaded guilty Monday to fraud and money laundering charges related to the misuse of a $1.25 million state grant to a non-profit organization she ran with her husband, Ronald Evans Jr.

06/18/2013

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Syndicated Radio Host Indicted For Mortgage Fraud

A former Chicago lawyer who now hosts a national radio talk show was indicted on federal charges for two mortgage fraud schemes that defrauded lenders out of nearly $10 million.

01/28/2013

Rita Crundwell, the former comptroller of Dixon, Illinois, arrives at the federal courthouse in Rockford for her arraignment on charges she embezzled $53 million from the town since 1990. (Credit: CBS)

Crundwell To Plead Guilty To Federal Charge In $53 Million Embezzlement

Former Dixon comptroller Rita Crundwell will plead guilty on Wednesday to a federal charge tied to allegations she embezzled $53 million from the city over the last 22 years.

CBS Chicago–11/13/2012

The quarter horses once owned by Dixon's former comptroller will soon be up for sale. (CBS)

Former Dixon Comptroller’s Horses Now Up For Auction

Scores of horses purchased by a government official who’s accused of absconding with millions of dollars can now be yours, if you have the cash.

WBBM Newsradio–09/07/2012

A 1909 Honus Wagner T-206 baseball card sold at auction by Mastro Auctions in 2008 for $1.62 million to an Arkansas man. Federal prosecutors say Mastro failed to disclose the edges had been trimmed, significantly reducing its value. (Credit: T206Museum.com)

Suburban Auction House Accused Of Defrauding Bidders

The head of a now defunct sports auction house has been indicted, along with two other executives, for scamming customers into buying high-priced items that weren’t authentic, or otherwise less valuable than advertised.

CBS Chicago–07/25/2012

Rita Crundwell, the former comptroller of Dixon, Illinois, arrives at the federal courthouse in Rockford for her arraignment on charges she embezzled $53 million from the town since 1990. (Credit: CBS)

Ex-Dixon Comptroller Pleads Not Guilty To $53M Embezzlement Scheme

The former comptroller and treasurer for the western Illinois town of Dixon has pleaded not guilty to charges she stole more than $50 million from the town.

CBS Chicago–05/07/2012

Rita Crundwell, the former comptroller for the western Illinois town of Dixon, is accused of embezzling $53 million from the town. (Credit: CBS)

U.S. Marshals To Sell Off Indicted Dixon Comptroller’s Horses

Federal marshals are now caring for more than 300 champion horses owned by the indicted former longtime comptroller and treasurer for the town of Dixon, Ill.

CBS Chicago–05/04/2012

John Harris, former Chief of Staff for former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, leaves the Dirksen Federal Building following his arraignment on charges related to the racketeering and fraud case against Blagojevich April 16, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois. Blagojevich was arraigned April 14 on 16 criminal counts including racketeering conspiracy and wire fraud.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Sentencing Delayed For Former Blagojevich Chief Of Staff Harris

The day after deposed Gov. Rod Blagojevich began his 14-year prison sentence, his former chief of staff, John Harris, is learning his fate.

CBS Chicago–03/16/2012

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Prosecutors: Accountant Bilked Clients Out Of $2 Million

A certified public accountant from Vernon Hills stands charged with bilking his clients and a bank out of more than $2 million.

CBS Chicago–01/18/2012

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Ohio Man Indicted For Swindling $300K From Churches, Businesses

An Ohio man has been indicted for swindling more than $300,000 from several churches and small businesses, including three churches in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–01/05/2012

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Investment Advisor Charged With Defrauding Clients Out Of $4 Million

Federal prosecutors are accusing a Carol Stream man of scamming more than $4 million from clients to use in risky investments.

CBS Chicago–12/30/2011

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Non-Profit Arts Program Executives Charged With Stealing $400,000

Executives at a non-profit arts program in Uptown have been accused of stealing a large amount of federal tax money.

CBS Chicago–12/16/2011

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Prosecutors: Sleep Disorder Business Owner Bilked Investors, Lived Lavishly

Federal authorities say a Glencoe man led investors to believe their money was going into a sleep disorder business, but he actually used it to buy a mansion, run a tattoo parlor, and live a lavish lifestyle.

CBS Chicago–07/27/2011

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Home Care Operator Accused Of Swindling Medicare Out Of $20M

Federal authorities have charged a home health care business operator with bilking Medicare out of at least $20 million.

CBS Chicago–06/29/2011

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