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.
Attorney Blames Couple's Bookkeeper In Fraud CaseMisplaced confidence, not criminal intent, is to blame for a Chicago couple's involvement in a $5 million fraud scheme that rocked the Illinois Department of Public Health and dragged a friend of President Barack Obama into the spotlight, a defense attorney said Tuesday.
Closing Arguments Continue In Grant Fraud TrialClosing arguments are scheduled Tuesday in the case of 77-year-old Leon Dingle Jr. and his wife, 75-year-old Karin. They face multiple counts of mail fraud, money laundering and conspiracy.
Former Chicago City Comptroller Pleads Guilty To Forgery Case In PakistanMayor Rahm Emanuel’s former comptroller, Amer Ahmad, has admitted in court in Pakistan that he forged documents to flee overseas. But he will not be getting a slap on the wrist anytime soon for making a fake Pakistani National Identity Card and birth certificate, an official in the South Asian country said.
Former Stroger Aide Gets 6 ½ Years In Prison In Corruption CaseAn ex-aide to former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger was sentenced to 6 ½ years in prison Wednesday for steering more than $300,000 in phony county contracts to her own company and her pals.