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.
Former Daley Aide To Plead Guilty To Embezzling From CharityGene Lee—an aide to Daley for years and a leader of Chicago’s Chinatown community—will admit he took at least $5,000 from a charity, spent it on himself, then failed to pay taxes on it, his attorney, Anthony Masciopinto, said.
FBI Files Shed Light On Late Metra CEO's Secret LifeRecently disclosed FBI files might answer the question of why late Metra executive Phil Pagano allegedly stole nearly a half million dollars from the commuter rail agency, before ultimately taking his own life.
Dixon OKs $40M Settlement With Auditors Who Missed Massive EmbezzlementOfficials of the northern Illinois community of Dixon approved a $40 million settlement late Tuesday with auditors and a bank in the case of former Comptroller Rita Crundwell's theft of nearly $54 million in city funds.
Dixon To Recoup $40 Million After Crundwell TheftsDixon Mayor Jim Burke said Wednesday that the city has settled a lawsuit with auditors and a bank in connection with Crundwell's thefts.
Ex-Naperville Police Commander Gets 18 Months For EmbezzlementJames S. Bedell served 23 years as a Naperville police officer, and later became chief of police in downstate Edwardsville, where he embezzled nearly $140,000 from city coffers to bankroll a gambling addiction.
Crundwell Appeals Sentence, Lawyer Claims Dixon Residents 'Not Victims'An attorney for the former Dixon comptroller, who was convicted of stealing nearly $54 million from the northern Illinois city, is appealing her nearly 20-year federal prison sentence.
Crundwell Moved To Chicago Jail Before Prison AssignmentA former northern Illinois comptroller sentenced this year for stealing nearly $54 million from her community has been transferred to a federal jail in downtown Chicago.
State Charges Dropped Against Ex-Dixon Comptroller, Last Home SoldProsecutors have dropped state charges against former Dixon comptroller Rita Crundwell, who has already admitted in federal court that she stole nearly $54 million in public money.
Crundwell Jewelry To Be Auctioned Off This WeekendThe U.S. Marshals Service plans to auction off another 351 items from the loot bought with the $53.7 million Rita Crundwell embezzled from the city while she was Dixon's city comptroller.
Crundwell Gets Nearly 20 Years For Embezzling $53M From DixonThe former comptroller in Dixon, Ill., was sentenced Thursday to 19 1/2 years in prison for embezzling $53 million from the town.
Nearly $8M Collected From Sale Of Ex-Comptroller’s BelongingsNearly $8 million has been collected from auctioning property and furniture formerly belonging to Rita Crundwell, the former Dixon comptroller who pleaded guilty to stealing more than $53 million from the city.