Ald. Willie Cochran In Talks To Plead Guilty To Corruption ChargesAld. Willie Cochran (20th) and his attorneys are negotiating a potential plea deal with federal prosecutors, amid allegations he shook down businessmen in his ward for bribes, and looted money from a charity he ran.
Former City Tow Truck Driver Gets 9 Years For Bribery SchemeCook County Circuit Court Judge Lawrence Flood sentenced Lennie Perry to nine years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by three years of supervised release, according to a statement from the Chicago Office of Inspector General.
In Court, Mel Reynolds Claims Scheme To Bribe Zimbabwe Dictator MugabeReynolds said a clout-heavy Chicago businessman tried to use a partnership with Reynolds to funnel bribes to officials in Zimbabwe.
State Police: Drunken Driver Tried To Bribe Officer, Then Spit On HimA northwest Indiana woman pulled over for driving erratically offered a trooper money to let her go, then spit on him when he refused.
Former Schools CEO Byrd-Bennett To Be Sentenced In Bribery CaseBarbara Byrd-Bennett, 67, faces up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to mail fraud.
Thomas Vranas Wants Probation For Role In CPS Bribery ScandalThomas Vranas asked a judge Thursday to sentence him to probation for his role in a bribery scandal.
Ald. Willie Cochran Indicted For Extortion, And Stealing From CharityAld. Willie Cochran (20th) has been indicted on federal charges, for allegedly shaking down businessmen in his ward for bribes, and for allegedly looting money from a charity he ran.
Former Pharmacy Execs Allegedly Paid Bribes To Illinois DoctorThe indictment alleges that Michael L. Babich, 40, along with five others, conspired to bribe practitioners in various states to prescribe Subsys, a powerful narcotic intended to treat cancer paints dealing with intense pain. In exchange for the bribes and kickbacks, the doctors allegedly wrote large numbers of prescriptions — most not even for cancer patients.