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.
Former Stroger Aide Gets 51 Months For BriberyU.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,”
Police Officer Charged In Mortgage Fraud SchemeDarius 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
ATM Repair Crew Charged With Stealing From Cash MachinesThey 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.
Former Alderman Pleads Guilty In Third Corruption CaseFormer Chicago Ald. Ambrosio Medrano pleaded guilty Tuesday to wire fraud, and prosecutors want to send him to prison for about 20 years.
Attorney Charged With Stealing More Than $2M From ClientsKathleen Niew, who operated Niew Legal Partners in Oak Brook, was arrested Thursday at her office and charged with 10 counts of wire fraud,
Former Country Club Hills Police Chief Pleads GuiltyFormer 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.