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.
Appeals Court Hears Arguments In Schock's Bid To Toss Corruption ChargesA lawyer for former Republican Rep. Aaron Schock says prosecutors are aiming to be the first to imprison a former member of Congress over ambiguous rules the U.S. House set for itself.
Fugitive Cop Eddie Hicks Caught 14 Years After Skipping Corruption TrialEddie C. Hicks skipped town ahead of his 2003 for allegedly leading a rip-off crew that shook down drug dealers for cash, drugs and guns.
Mexican Official In Cartel Intelligence Case Seeks ReleaseIvan Reyes Arzate is accused of divulging the identity of an informant to the Beltran Leyva cartel. The person was later tortured and killed
Rod Blagojevich Shot Down Again By Federal Appeals CourtThe decision was not unexpected. And it set Blagojevich’s attorneys up to make one last pitch to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Court Swiftly Rejects Blagojevich's Latest Appeal Of 14-Year SentenceIn an unusually swift decision, three judges with the 7th Circuit turned down the governor's appeal three days after hearing arguments.
Blagojevich's Lawyers Back In Court To Seek Lesser SentenceAttorneys for former Gov. Rod Blagojevich were back in court Tuesday, trying again to get his 14-year prison sentence reduced.
Chicago Feds: Top Mexican Cop Leaked Probe Info To Drug CartelsFederal authorities in Chicago have charged a man who once served as the highest-ranking member of the Mexican Federal Police’s sensitive investigations unit with leaking key information to drug cartels that were under investigation by Mexico and the United States.
One Man's Mission: Get Obama To Set Blagojevich FreeWith President Barack Obama’s final days in office winding down, one man has been on a mission to see to it former Gov. Rod Blagojevich gets his 14-year prison sentence commuted.
Blagojevich Supporters Plan Vigil To Ask For Commutation From ObamaAs President Barack Obama delivers his farewell address in Chicago next week, supporters of imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich plan to hold a vigil asking the president to commute Blagojevich’s 14-year corruption sentence.
Blagojevich Files New Appeal Of 14-Year Prison SentenceBlagojevich’s legal team faces a particularly steep battle, given that the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has already found that “it is not possible to call 168 months unlawfully high for Blagojevich’s crimes.”
Former Congressman Schock To Be Arraigned On Federal ChargesThe 35-year-old Republican is accused of using government and campaign money to subsidize a lavish lifestyle, as well as pocketing thousands of constituents' dollars. Prosecutors say he hosted Washington tours and meet-and-greets, charged a fee and kept some of the cash.
Portage Mayor, Lake County Sheriff Indicted For CorruptionPortage Mayor James Snyder and Lake County Sheriff John Buncich have been indicted on public corruption charges in connection to towing companies in northwest Indiana.
Rod Blagojevich Gets 14 Years Again At ResentencingA federal judge declined to reduce Rod Blagojevich’s 14-year prison sentence Tuesday, despite the former governor’s apology from prison.
Blagojevich To Appear For Resentencing Via Video ConferenceFormer Gov. Rod Blagojevich will not be in the courtroom next month when a federal judge resentences him on 13 corruption convictions.