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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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Blagojevich Jury Asks For Clarification Of Key Instruction

Jurors in Rod Blagojevich’s retrial have gone home for the weekend after asking the judge to clarify an instruction regarding 10 of the 20 counts against the former governor.

CBS Chicago–06/16/2011

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Fox Lake Man Gets 4.5 Years For $3M Ponzi Scheme

A man from northwest suburban Fox Lake has been sentenced to 4 ½ years in prison for concucting a Ponzi scheme that cheated more than two dozen people of $3.3 million.


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Judge Drops 3 Of 23 Counts Against Blagojevich

A federal judge dropped two racketeering charges and a wire fraud count against former Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Thursday, a day after prosecutors sought to have the charges dropped.

CBS Chicago–02/24/2011