Woman Charged With Setting Up Phony Ticket SchemeA Chicago woman is facing federal charges for operating a fraudulent multi-million-dollar concert and sporting event ticket scheme, authorities said.
Mastermind Of CPS Contract-Rigging Scandal Pleads GuiltyGary Solomon pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of honest services wire fraud in the courtroom of U.S. District Judge Edmond Chang.
Willowbrook Businesswoman Guilty In Sham Contractor TrialWillowbrook businesswoman Elizabeth Perino was found guilty of fraud for her role in a scam to exploit a city set-aside program for woman-owned businesses.
Ex-LAZ Parking Exec Pleads Guilty To Kickback SchemeA former parking firm executive charged with steering a $22 million contract for Chicago’s parking meters to a favored company and collecting $90,000 in kickbacks has pleaded guilty to wire fraud, court records show.
Former LAZ Executive To Plead Guilty In Parking Meter Kickback SchemeA former parking firm executive charged with steering a $22 million contract for Chicago’s parking meters to a favored company and collecting $90,000 in kickbacks plans to plead guilty, court records show.
Financial Firm CEO Arraigned On Fraud ChargesThe CEO of a Florida financial firm was arraigned in federal court in Chicago Thursday amid charges of selling $179 million in fraudulent loans to a Milwaukee investment company.
Ex-CPS Chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett Pleads Guilty To Kickback SchemeFormer Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett has pleaded guilty to a bribery scheme to steer more than $23 million in no-bid contracts to a former employer for $2.3 million in bribes and kickbacks.
Feds: Ex-CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett To Plead Guilty To Corruption ChargesThe indictment alleges she steered no-bid contracts to SUPES for kickbacks and bribes. Byrd-Bennett, 66, of Solon, Ohio, is charged with 15 counts of mail fraud and five counts of wire fraud in the indictment.
Feds: Chicago Woman Targeted By State Department Employee In Cyberstalking CaseFederal prosecutors in Georgia said Michael C. Ford, of Atlanta, used his computer at the U.S. Embassy in London to access email accounts of young women to access sexually explicit photos, and threatened to post the images online, unless the victims complied with his demands.
Cicero Calls Church "Safety Nightmare," Pastor Accuses Town Of RacismThe pastor of a Cicero church is accusing town officials of racism, after they threatened to board up his church if myriad code violations are not addressed by Saturday night.
Fund Manager Charged With Defrauding Investors Of $11MNeal Goyal, 33, was charged Wednesday with one count of wire fraud. He was the founder and manager of Blue Horizon Asset Management and Caldera Advisors, both of which were unregistered investment advisors.
Report: Mole In Rezko, Carothers Cases Arrested For FraudFederal 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.