Chicago Couple Convicted Of Stealing State GrantsA Chicago businessman and his wife were convicted Wednesday on more than a dozen counts of stealing $3.4 million in state taxpayer money as part of a rampant fraud scheme involving Illinois Department of Public Health grants.
Feds Seek 15 Years For Former City ComptrollerFederal prosecutors in Ohio argue Amer Ahmad—who skipped bail and fled to Pakistan in April after pleading guilty to a kickback scheme he ran while he was Ohio’s deputy state treasurer—deserves the hefty sentence for “a remarkable abuse of office.”
Former Red Light Camera Firm CEO Pleads Innocent In Bribery CaseKaren Finley, of Arizona, was indicted last month on nine counts of mail fraud, three counts of wire fraud, three counts of bribery and one count of conspiracy to commit bribery.
Emanuel: "I Convicted" Former Red Light Operator Before Federal Indictment“I issued the first indictment of the red light camera operator, because I fired them. I inherited them, and I fired them. That was the first indictment, and I convicted them, because they no longer have the contract,” Emanuel said Thursday.
Lawsuit Seeks Partial Refund For Red Light TicketsA Chicago man has filed a lawsuit seeking class action status against the city’s former red light camera vendor, claiming the company should provide approximately $100 million in refunds to motorists caught by the cameras, because it only got the contract through bribery.
Jury Convicts Rep. Smith Of Accepting $7,000 BribeFollowing approximately 4 hours of deliberations, a federal jury has convicted state Rep. Derrick Smith of bribery and extortion charges.
Jury Deliberations Begin In Lawmaker's Bribery TrialA lawyer for an Illinois lawmaker accused of taking a bribe has told jurors during closing arguments that his client was "set up" by a campaign worker-turned-FBI informant.
Lawmaker's Lawyers Suggest FBI Entrapment In Bribery CaseAttorneys for an Illinois legislator on trial for bribery suggested during cross-examination of an FBI agent that their client was entrapped by a government informant and federal investigators.
Jurors Hear Tape Of Lawmaker Allegedly Counting Bribe MoneyJurors at an Illinois lawmaker's bribery trial have heard a secret FBI recording in which the Chicago Democrat appears to accept a $7,000 bribe -- counted out in seven, $1,000 stacks.
Agent: Wiretap Request Misstated Informant RecordAgent Ryan McDonald testified Friday at state Rep. Derrick Smith's trial. McDonald says the application for a wiretap indicated the campaign worker-turned-informant had one arrest. He actually had 22.
Bribery Trial Starts For Rep. Derrick SmithOpening statements Thursday at an Illinois lawmaker's bribery trial focused on a campaign worker-turned-FBI informant, referred to in court only by a first name, Pete, who secretly recorded state Rep. Derrick Smith allegedly seeking a $7,000 bribe.
Opening Statements Given In Lawmaker's Bribery TrialDerrick Smith, 50, is accused of taking $7,000 in exchange for writing a letter supporting a day care center's application for a state grant.
Judge Won't Delay Lawmaker's Bribery TrialRep. Derrick Smith is a Chicago Democrat who's charged with accepting a $7,000 bribe. He is scheduled to go to trial May 28, but the Legislature isn't scheduled to adjourn until May 31.
Former City Official Arrested In Red Light Camera ScandalA former city official has been arrested for allegedly accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to steer $124 million worth of red light camera contracts to a company that has since been booted from the program.
Bribery Suspects Post Rubies, Diamonds To Pay BailMillionaires Jowhar Soultanali, 58, of north suburban Morton Grove, and his son Kabir Kassam, 34, of northwest suburban Wheeling, were charged last week with bribing public officials with cash, Caribbean cruises and strip club visits.