Ex-Subway Pitchman Jared Fogle Gets More Than 15 Years For Sex CrimesFormer Subway pitchman Jared Fogle was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison on Thursday for trading in child pornography and having sex with underage prostitutes, with the judge describing his "perversion and lawlessness" as "extreme."
Man Gets 16 Years For Selling Guns To Gang MembersWalter Freeman, 36, of Lisle, was sentenced after he was found guilty of selling revolvers and semi-automatic weapons to gang members, according to a statement from U.S. Department of Justice.
Former U.S. House Speaker Hastert Pleads Guilty In Hush Money CaseFormer U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has pleaded guilty to illegally structuring bank withdrawals in an effort to conceal hush money payments, under a plea agreement that includes a sentence recommendation of up to 6 months in prison.
Ex-Speaker Hastert Plans To Plead Guilty In Hush Money CaseAttorneys for former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert have told a federal judge he intends to plead guilty in a case alleging he agreed to pay $3.5 million in hush money to cover up misconduct from before his time in politics.
Former Red Light Camera Company CEO Pleads Guilty To BriberyProsecutors say the former executive at Redflex Traffic Systems Inc. funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars to a retired Chicago official to secure $124 million in city contracts.
Ex-Subway Spokesman Fogle To Plead Guilty To Sex With Minors, Child PornographyFormer Subway spokesman Jared Fogle has agreed to plead guilty to charges he traveled across state lines to have sex with minors, and received child pornography secretly created by a close friend and employee of Fogle’s charitable foundation, according to court documents released Wednesday.
Aurora Man Pleads Guilty To Terrorism ChargeAt a hearing Tuesday in Chicago, Abdella Ahmad Tounisi spoke softly as he told a federal judge he understood the consequences of pleading guilty. The 21-year-old occasionally turned to smile at nearly 30 relatives and friends on spectator benches.
Former State Worker Sentenced To 8 Years For Bribery, Kickback SchemeA former chief of staff to the head of Illinois’ public health department was sentenced to eight years in prison Tuesday in a case that involved a multimillion-dollar bribery and kickback scheme involving government grants and contracts.
Aurora Man To Plead Guilty In Chicago Terror CaseAn attorney for a suburban Chicago man accused of trying to join al-Qaida-affiliated fighters in Syria says her client intends to change his plea to guilty.
Defense Discussing Plea Deal In Aurora Terrorism CaseAn attorney for a suburban Chicago man accused of seeking to join al-Qaida-affiliated fighters in Syria has told a federal judge the defense expects to seal a plea agreement.
Priest Pleads Guilty To Trying To Help Convicted MobsterA Roman Catholic priest says he'll plead guilty to trying to help a convicted mobster recover an expensive violin hidden in a Wisconsin home. Sixty-five-year-old Eugene Klein made the announcement Wednesday just as his federal trial was about to get underway.
Ex-Lawmaker Farnham Pleads Guilty To Child Porn ChargeFormer Illinois State Rep. Keith Farnham pleaded guilty to child pornography charges on Friday, after reaching a plea agreement with federal prosecutors.
Ex-Lawmaker Expected To Change Plea In Child Porn CaseA defense filing this week said Elgin Democrat Keith Farnham intends to plead guilty in federal court in Chicago on Friday as part of a plea deal.
Former Brookins Aide Pleads Guilty To Taking $7,500 BribeA former chief of staff to Ald. Howard Brookins pleaded guilty Thursday to taking a $7,500 cash bribe from an undercover FBI informant at a 2013 Christmas party at the alderman’s office, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Farnham Discussing Possible Plea Deal On Child Porn ChargesA lawyer for a former Illinois state representative charged with child pornography has told a federal judge his client is talking with prosecutors about a possible plea agreement.