Chicago Trader Who Stole $1.7M From Clients Gets 5 Years In PrisonRandall Rye, 26, pleaded guilty earlier this year to a count of wire fraud, prosecutors said.
Man Targeted More Than 100 Homeowners In $10M ScamFederal prosecutors say Mark Diamond defrauded more than 100 homeowners, despite being banned from the mortgage business in Illinois.
Tough-Talking Reputed Mobster Gets 7 Years For ATM ScamWhen Gheorgui Martov’s sentence is complete, he is likely to be deported to Bulgaria, where he was born and raised.
Cook County Judge Removed From Bench Amid Federal Fraud ChargesJudge Jessica Arong O’Brien, 49, was charged last week with one count of mail fraud, and one count of bank fraud.
Accountant Indicted For Tax FraudOscar Garrett, 55, is accused of obtaining fraudulent Illinois tax returns in the names of more than a dozen clients between 2011 and 2015.
Feds: Solomon Helped ‘Lay The Foundation’ For Byrd-Bennett To Head CPSFederal prosecutors say that the mastermind of the contracting scandal that ousted Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett helped “lay the foundation” for her to take power so she’d be positioned to steer them lucrative contracts.
Feds Urge 9 Years In Prison For Gary Solomon In CPS ScamFederal prosecutors want a judge to send Gary Solomon, the mastermind of a brazen contract-steering scheme at Chicago Public Schools, to prison for nine years.
Developer Who Conned Foreign Investors Out Of $160M Gets 3 YearsAnshoo Sethi, 32, pleaded guilty to wire fraud more than a year ago, admitting he provided forged documents — including a bogus letter from Hyatt Hotels — to scam the investors who thought it would go toward Sethi’s hotel.
Arlington Heights Man Gets 2 Years In Prison For Wire FraudSean Moran has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for wire fraud.
Man Charged With Sending More Than 1 Million Spam EmailsThe indictment charges 36-year-old Michael Persaud of Scottsdale, Arizona, with 10 counts of wire fraud and seeks the forfeiture of four computers, according to a statement from the U.S. attorney’s office.
Connecticut Investor Charged With Swindling Millions From ChicagoansAlvin Wilkinson; a 58-year-old man from Sharon, Connecticut; faces three counts of mail fraud and one of wire fraud, according to a federal indictment released Thursday.
Lockport Woman Convicted Of Defrauding Organ Donation NonprofitA jury convicted Debra A. Schultz, 46, of three counts of wire fraud for the scheme, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois.

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