Former State Senator, Gubernatorial Candidate Sam McCann Charged With Using Over $200,000 In Campaign Funds On Personal ExpensesFormer Illinois state Sen. Sam McCann ran for governor of Illinois in 2018, and on Wednesday, he was indicted by a grand jury.
Mikal Smith, Son Of Lovie Smith, Accused Of Sex Trafficking And Money LaunderingMikal Smith, the son of Illini football coach and former Chicago Bears Head Lovie Smith, is facing sex trafficking and money laundering charges.
Bloomingdale Township Highway Boss Robert Czernek Accused Of Taking $280,000 In Kickbacks From Excavation Company That Did Little WorkBloomingdale Township Road District Commissioner Robert Czernek has been charged in a $280,000 kickback scheme, accused of taking bribes from an excavation company that did little of the work it was paid for over several years.
Fencing Ring Took Merchandise Stolen From Drugstores Around Chicago Area And Sold It Online, Police SayPolice in Wilmette announced Wednesday that they have busted a sophisticated fencing operation – in which they say the suspects took in stolen merchandise from retail stores and sold them online.
Mexican Drug Cartel Operative Pleads Guilty In ChicagoGuadalupe Fernandez Valencia pleaded guilty during a Wednesday hearing to narcotics trafficking and money laundering conspiracy for coordinating the distribution of narcotics across the United States.
'El Chapo' Guzman Trial To Begin Under Unprecedented Security MeasuresOpening statements are set to start Tuesday in the high-profile trial of alleged Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.
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.
Woman Charged With Setting Up Phony Ticket SchemeA Chicago woman is facing federal charges for operating a fraudulent multi-million-dollar concert and sporting event ticket scheme, authorities said.
Feds Want 11 Years For Man Who Grew Up With Sinaloa Leaders’ KidsEdgar Valencia Ortega, 29, is set to be sentenced Friday by Castillo. He pleaded guilty to a money laundering conspiracy in April.
Joliet Tax Preparer Gets 42 Months In Prison For FraudA southwest suburban tax preparer has been sentenced to 42 months in prison after pleading guilty to defrauding the state out of more than $400,000.
Fox Lake Cop's Widow Pleads Not Guilty To Money LaunderingMelodie Gliniewicz, 51, was indicted last week, accused of using funds from the Fox Lake Police Explorers Post to pay for a number of personal expenses.
Ex-Bank CEO Goes On Trial For Fraud Tied To Ex-Country Club Hills Police ChiefRobert Michael, the former CEO of the failed Citizens Bank played the role of federal defendant Monday as prosecutors put him on trial for alleged fraud, lies and money laundering tied to real estate deals involving disgraced former Country Club Hills Police Chief Regina Evans.
Chicago Man Wanted For Money LaunderingRafael Munguia, 47, is wanted for Class 1 felony counts of conspiracy to commit money laundering exceeding $500,000, money laundering exceeding $500,000 and money laundering between $100,000 and $500,000, according to a statement from the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office.
Company Faces Federal Charges Over Military Equipment Deals With ChinaSome of the materials exported include components used in night vision systems on the M1A1 Abrams tank, the U.S. Armed Forces’ main battle tank, according to a statement from the Department of Justice.
Chicago Couple Convicted Of Stealing State GrantsA Chicago businessman and his wife were convicted Wednesday on more than a dozen counts of stealing $3.4 million in state taxpayer money as part of a rampant fraud scheme involving Illinois Department of Public Health grants.