Bookkeeper Pleads Guilty To $24 Million Tax Fraud SchemeA 73-year-old bookkeeper from Northbrook faces up to five years in prison, after pleading guilty to a years-long corporate tax fraud scheme that cheated the federal government out of more than $24 million in taxes.
No Prison Time For Ex-Cop Tied To Wrigleyville Rooftop SchemeRichard Zasiebida pleaded guilty in July 2016 to dodging about $140,000 in federal taxes in connection with the Wrigleyville fraud.
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.
Former Alderman Sandi Jackson Released From PrisonFormer Ald. Sandi Jackson has been released from a minimum security federal prison camp in West Virginia, after serving nearly 11 months of a one-year sentence for filing a false federal income tax return.
Ex-Chicago Cop Avoids Prison For Role In Mortgage Fraud SchemeErroll Davis had pleaded guilty to filing a false tax return. In announcing that Davis would avoid prison, Judge Samuel Der-Yeghiayan noted Davis’ remorse and his cooperation with the prosecution.
Feds Raid Celebrity Chef Tony Hu's Restaurants In Tax Fraud ProbeFirst, federal agents dined at several of celebrity chef Tony Hu’s Chinatown restaurants. Then they returned in October with a warrant — hoping to feast on evidence of tax fraud, according to court records.
Mideast Banker Ordered To Spend Next 4 Vacations In ChicagoUnder a highly unusual sentence imposed by U.S. District Judge Thomas Durkin, tax cheat Aamir Khan will be allowed to serve five years of probation in his hometown of Doha, Qatar. But for the next four years, Khan also will have to jet into Chicago once a year to spend 30 days in a halfway house.
Pal Of Cicero President Larry Dominick Pleads Guilty To Tax FraudPlumber George Hunter — whose sewer business has received more than $1.8 million from Cicero taxpayers without a contract — hasn’t signed a plea deal with prosecutors. Instead, Hunter, 59, entered a “blind plea,” admitting his guilt on two counts of tax evasion without any formal agreement with prosecutors.
Former Daley Aide To Plead Guilty To Embezzling From CharityGene Lee—an aide to Daley for years and a leader of Chicago’s Chinatown community—will admit he took at least $5,000 from a charity, spent it on himself, then failed to pay taxes on it, his attorney, Anthony Masciopinto, said.
Feds To Appeal Lenient Sentence For Beanie Babies FounderThe Beanie Baby creator hid $100 million in secret Swiss bank accounts to con the IRS, but got just two years of probation and 500 hours of community service for the crime when he was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Charles Kocoras on Jan. 13.
Blagojevich, Jackson Fundraiser To Plead Guilty In Fraud CaseA former fundraiser for ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich and former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has agreed to plead guilty to health care fraud charges unrelated to his ties to the two disgraced politicians.
Beanie Baby Founder To Plead Guilty To Tax EvasionMillionaire businessman Ty Warner, the creator of Beanie Babies, has agreed to plead guilty to tax evasion charges, federal prosecutors said.