Attorney Michael Avenatti Calls Fraud And Extortion Charges 'Absolutely Absurd,' Says 'The Facts Are On My Side'Facing federal charges of fraud and extortion, Michael Avenatti, the attorney representing some of the alleged victims of singer R. Kelly, denies he did anything wrong, and says the allegations against him are “absolutely absurd.”
Man Who Rerouted UPS Mail To Chicago Apartment Pleads GuiltyA former UPS Inc. worker accused of rerouting mail meant for the shipping company's Atlanta headquarters to his Chicago apartment has pleaded guilty to mail fraud.
Federal Judge Refuses To Acquit Jurist Convicted Of FraudEarlier this year, a jury convicted Cook County Circuit Judge Jessica O'Brien of fraudulently obtaining mortgages for Chicago investment properties and illegally pocketing more than $300,000.
3 Charged In Alleged $16 Million Postal Service SchemeSeveral owners of bulk-mailing businesses in Illinois are accused of pocketing millions by charging companies for 80 million pieces of mail and never actually paying the U.S. Postal Service.
Growing Signs That Aaron Schock Prosecution On Shaky GroundGrowing sympathy for defense arguments, seeming confusion within the team of federal prosecutors and a disgruntled judge are among the signs that key portions of the corruption case against former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock may be at risk of unraveling.
Lawyer For Indicted Judge Claims Feds Targeted Her Because Of Her JobJessica Arong O’Brien is charged with bank fraud and mail fraud affecting a financial institution.
Feds Name-Drop West Side Pols During Fraud TrialThe feds say Franshaun Myles, the head of Divine Praise Inc., misused $60,000 her organization received from the state in 2011.
Indicted Cook County Judge Says FBI Recorded Her Phone CallsThe FBI twice recorded phone calls placed to a Cook County judge last fall while they were investigating her for fraud, court records show.
Former CPS Chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett Sentenced To 4 1/2 YearsFederal prosecutors had asked for a sentence of up about 7 ½ years in prison, while the defense asked for 3 ½ years.
Cook County Judge Removed From Bench Amid Federal Fraud ChargesJudge Jessica Arong O’Brien, 49, was charged last week with one count of mail fraud, and one count of bank fraud.
Foxx Files Lawsuit To Keep Markham’s Elected Mayor Out Of OfficeThe Cook County state’s attorney’s office has filed a lawsuit to keep the newly elected mayor of Markham from taking the oath of office.
Accountant Indicted For Tax FraudOscar Garrett, 55, is accused of obtaining fraudulent Illinois tax returns in the names of more than a dozen clients between 2011 and 2015.
Feds Urge 9 Years In Prison For Gary Solomon In CPS ScamFederal prosecutors want a judge to send Gary Solomon, the mastermind of a brazen contract-steering scheme at Chicago Public Schools, to prison for nine years.
Former City Worker, Convicted In Hired Truck Scandal, Granted PensionAttorneys for the Laborer’s and Retirement Board Employees’ Annuity Fund of Chicago are appealing the ruling.
Co-Owner Of Medical Transport Company Gets 5 Years For FraudGregory D. Toran was convicted of conspiracy and seven counts of mail fraud for overbilling Medicaid.