R. Kelly's Laywers Seek To Throw Out Racketeering Charge In New YorkKelly's defense team says the racketeering case in New York is an attempt at an "end run" around the statue of limitation on the underlying claims of illegal sexual activity.
The Cost Of Ex-Gov Rod Blagojevich's Corruption CaseFrom the investigation that started in the early 2000s to his release from federal prison Tuesday, taxpayers have been on the hook for nearly two decades worth expenses involved with prosecuting a former governor.
R. Kelly Faces New Federal Indictment In Chicago; Adding New Victim, But Removing AnotherThe fresh indictment adds a new sexual abuse victim not mentioned in the original case, but removes another victim from the charges.
Ex-State Rep. Luis Arroyo Pleads Not Guilty To Bribery ChargesArroyo was arrested in October for bribing an Illinois state senator, in return for the senator's support of sweepstakes-related legislation.
Former Illinois State Sen. Martin Sandoval Promised To Go 'Balls To The Wall' For Red Light Camera Firm SafeSpeed"I take full responsibility for my actions. I'm ashamed, and I'm sorry. I want to apologize to the people of Illinois and to my constituents," Sandoval said after pleading guilty to bribery and tax charges.
Former Illinois State Sen. Martin Sandoval Charged With Bribery, Filing False Tax Return In Red Light Camera ProbeFour months after federal agents raided his home and offices, former Illinois State Sen. Martin Sandoval has been charged with bribery and filing a false tax return in connection with his support for the red light camera industry.
Indicted Alderman Ed Burke Withdraws As Law Firm PartnerPaperwork filed with Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White's office shows Ed Burke has withdrawn from his partnership at Klafter & Burke where he did property tax appeal work for many influential businesses.
19-Year-Old Accused Of Threatening Women's Clinic Via iFunnyAccording to the complaint, Sheikh wrote later in the post that he would visit the clinic on Aug. 23, 2019, and “proceed to slaughter and murder any doctor, patient, or visitor I see in the area and I will not back down. consider this a warning for anyone visiting…”
Sen. Cullerton Pleads Not Guilty To Federal Embezzlement ChargesA federal grand jury indicted Cullerton on 39 counts of embezzlement from a labor union, one count of conspiracy to embezzle from a labor union and employee benefit plans and one count of making false statements in a health care matter.
Federal Charges Ramp Up Pressure On R. Kelly To Make DealAny negotiations would be complicated, as Kelly is charged in four jurisdictions and his lawyers would likely insist on a single deal that resolves all the cases. And prosecutors would only accept a deal that includes a lengthy prison term.
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.
No Bail For R. Kelly Following Hearing, Bombshell Allegations On Sex CrimesProsecutors told the judge that if Kelly got out again, he would have to opportunity to pay off or intimidate victims, their families and other people with knowledge of his actions.
No Bond For R. Kelly, Will Remain In Federal Custody On Sex Crime Charges
Lake Forest Attorney Charles Cui Charged With Bribing Ald. Edward Burke To Help Get Sign Permit; 'I Need His Favor'Already facing federal charges himself, Ald. Edward Burke has been caught up in another scandal, as federal prosecutors have charged a suburban real estate developer with bribing the alderman to get his help arranging for a sign for a retailer that wanted to build on property in Portage Park.
Prosecutors To Drop Case Against Ex-Rep. Aaron SchockSchock, a once rising star of the Republican party, resigned from Congress in 2015 amid scrutiny of his spending, including redecorating his office in the style of the "Downton Abbey" TV series.