Former Ald. Ricardo Munoz Pleads Guilty To Using Political Funds He Controlled For Personal ExpensesMunoz admitted to stealing nearly $38,000 for use on personal expenses including travel, tickets to sporting events, jewelry, clothing, car insurance, and a relative's college tuition.
Katrina Pierce Charged With Using Names Of Homicide Victims To Collect Tax Refunds And Stimulus Checks, And She Has Gone To Prison Before For Similar SchemesFederal authorities on Thursday charged a woman with filing false tax returns and obtaining fraudulent COVID-19 stimulus payments using the identities of homicide victims in Chicago and beyond – some of them children.
Former Ald. Ricardo Munoz Pleads Not Guilty To Charges He Used Campaign Funds On Personal ExpensesMunoz, 56, faces a 16-count indictment charging him with 15 counts of wire fraud and one count of money laundering.
Former Ald. Ricardo Munoz Indicted On Wire Fraud And Money Laundering Charges, Accused Of Using Money From Political Fund On Personal ExpensesA federal grand jury on Thursday indicted former Chicago Ald. Ricardo Munoz, accusing him of using money from a political fund on personal expenses.
Xianbing Gan Gets 14 Years For Having Chicago Drug Proceeds Laundered Through China To Be Sent To Traffickers In MexicoA man was sentenced to 14 years in prison Tuesday for having drug proceeds picked up in Chicago and laundering them through China to have them sent to drug traffickers in Mexico.
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.