State Sen. Thomas Cullerton Indicted For Taking $250,000 In Pay And Benefits From Teamsters Despite Doing Little Or No WorkCullerton, 49, was indicted on one count of conspiracy to embezzle from a labor union, 39 counts of embezzlement from a labor union, and one count of making false statements.
Former President Of Posen Pleads Guilty To Embezzling Village Money And Spending It At CasinosThe former president of the Village of Posen pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to charges he embezzled money from the south suburb and spent it at casinos.
Court: Embezzler Took Advantage Of Computer IlliteracyThe sentencing judge said he'd never seen anyone "so technologically unsophisticated" as Khan, who neither used email nor banked electronically.
Accountant Charged With Embezzling $55 Million From Wealthy Chicago Family To Fund Lavish LifestyleFederal prosecutors said Sultan Issa, 45, used his position as chief financial officer for a wealthy Chicago area family to embezzle more than $55 million.
Ex-Treasurer Of Illinois Town Gets 4-Year Sentence For TheftRyan Thorpe was indicted by a federal grand jury on wire fraud and embezzlement from a local government charges, accused of stealing more than $315,000 from the city of Ziegler.
Bookkeeper Accused of Stealing At Least 1.5M From Suburban EmployerBarrington detectives only looked back at ten of the twenty years she worked at the company. He said Norris would allegedly write company checks to herself, to companies she personally owed money to and to family.
Widow Of Disgraced Fox Lake Cop Seeks To Have Charges DismissedMelodie Gliniewicz’s attorney argued she did not have knowledge of the thousands of dollars in improper transactions made by her husband.
Feds: $1M Stolen From Field Museum Funded Luxury Cars, JewelryFederal prosecutors say the woman who stole nearly $1 million from the Field Museum while working there for a decade used the money to buy expensive clothing, watches, handbags and to drive “one luxury car after another.”
Ex-Cook County Worker Admits He Embezzled From Flood Relief GrantBarry Croall, 47, collected kickbacks after arranging for companies to overbill for their services in the wake of severe flooding in 2008.
Ex-Field Museum Employee Charged In Seven-Year SwindleThe feds have charged a former longtime Field Museum employee days after it was revealed that the museum had been swindled out of more than $900,000 in cash over seven years.
Prosecutors Reviewing Cases Linked To Disgraced Fox Lake Cop GliniewiczLake County prosecutors have begun reviewing all cases linked to Fox Lake Police Lt. Joe Gliniewicz, in the wake of revelations he was embezzling funds from the department's Explorer's program before killing himself.
Judge Sentences Ex Burnham Village Clerk To 18 Months In Prison For EmbezzlementA judge sentenced a 70-year-old former village clerk to 18 months in prison for embezzling $650,000 from south suburban Burnham, reports WBBM’s John Cody.
Former NW Indiana School Official Admits EmbezzlementThe former business manager for Lake Ridge Schools in Northwest Indiana is admitting he embezzled more than $134,000 from the school district during the same time it had to close an elementary school because of a $1.7 million budget shortfall.
CDOT Clerk Charged With Embezzling Almost $750KAntionette Chenier’s job was to process fees for permits allowing moving vans and dumpsters to block the public way. Federal prosecutors allege, starting in 2008, she began depositing hundreds of checks into her own bank accounts.
Former Daley Aide Pleads Guilty To Embezzling From CharityGene Lee — a 65-year-old Chinatown community leader who for years was an aide to former Mayor Richard M. Daley — admitted in court Tuesday that he cashed more than 150 large charity checks at a Chinatown restaurant then kept part of the money for himself.