Ex-State Rep. Farnham Could Change Plea In Child Porn CaseA lawyer for Elgin Democrat Keith Farnham said Monday during a hearing in Chicago federal court that his client is negotiating a plea deal. If that falls through, attorney Terry Ekl says Farnham could still plead guilty without a deal or choose to still go to trial.
Member Of Violent Hobos "Supergang" Cooperating With FedsThey made their name robbing NBA stars and slaying federal informants, authorities say. But the Hobos, an ultra violent Chicago “supergang,” suffered a heavy blow Wednesday when a middle-ranking member confessed to his role in five murders — and vowed to help the government convict his former bosses.
Judge Rejects Reduced Sentence In Former Pastor's Sex CaseJack Schaap, former pastor of First Baptist Church of Hammond, pleaded guilty two years ago to taking a 16-year-old girl across state lines for sex three times. A federal judge sentenced him to 12 years in prison, two years more than the 10-year sentence that federal attorneys had recommended as part of his plea deal.
Feds Drop Bank Fraud Charges, State Rep. Ford Pleads Guilty To Tax ChargeIn a rare and surprising move, federal prosecutors have dropped 17 felony bank fraud charges against state Rep. La Shawn Ford (D-Chicago), and allowed him to plead guilty instead to a single misdemeanor tax charge.
Prosecutors Agree To Plea Deal In Zion Baby's DeathA 26-year-old man has agreed to plead guilty to killing his ex-girlfriend’s infant son last summer and tossing the body in a Dumpster.
One Of Four Takes Plea Deal In Grisly Joliet MurdersAlisa Massaro, one of those charged with the murders of Terrance Rankins and Eric Glover, pleaded guilty to two counts of robbery and two counts of concealment of a homicide.
Plea Deal Expected In Former Teacher's Sex Abuse CaseA negotiated plea deal is being finalized in the case of a former teacher at West Oak Middle School in Mundelein who is accused of abusing a 14-year-old student four years ago.
Top Mexican Drug Cartel Member Cooperating With FedsJesus Vicente Zambada-Niebla’s secret plea deal was unsealed by U.S. District Judge Ruben Castillo and presents a major breakthrough in the government’s battle against the world’s most powerful cartel
Gary Cop Rejects Plea Deal In Drug Trafficking CaseGuye and her boyfriend, Terrance Gee, 26, of Michigan City, were arrested for drug trafficking in Oklahoma, after police there found 48 pounds of marijuana in a suitcase in their rental car.
Teen Mom Gets 8 1/2 Years In Prison For Injuring BabyA 19-year-old Waukegan woman was sentenced to 8½ years in prison under a plea deal Wednesday for serious injuries she inflicted on her 6-month-old daughter last July
Former County Commissioner Moreno Gets 11 Years For Bribes“There were so many schemes, over so long a period of time,” Judge Gary Feinerman said in handing down the sentence on Tuesday. “The conduct was so brazen. It was not an aberration. It was standard operating procedure.”
Plea Deal Rejected, Trial Set For February In Teacher Sexting CaseThe Portage, Ind., middle school teacher who pleaded guilty to “sexting” with three students will go to trial in three months, despite his guilty plea to two counts of Class D felony child solicitation.
Judge Denies Plea Deal That Would Spare Sexting Teacher From PrisonBryan Tyman, 45, has admitted to sending sexually explicit photos of himself to students at Fegely Middle School in Portage, Ind.
Contractor Who Hid Daley Relatives' Stake In City Sewer Deal Gets 17 Months In PrisonAnthony Duffy deliberately left out the names of Daley’s son Patrick Daley and nephew Robert Vanecko when he listed all of the owners of his business in financial disclosure forms he filed with City Hall, and then he lied about it in an FBI interview.
Former Hammond Teacher's Guilty Plea To Go ThroughThe new agreement says that in exchange for Lilly pleading guilty to two counts of possessing child pornography, federal attorneys will recommend that he serve 12 years in prison.