Chicago Rapper G Herbo, 5 Others Charged With Using Stolen Credit Info For Flights, Vacations, And Designer PuppiesChicago rapper G Herbo and five other men stand indicted on charges of using stolen credit cards to charter private jets, rent exotic cars and a villa in Jamaica, and buy designer puppies.
Sweepstakes Company Owner Added As Co-Defendant In Bribery Case Against Ex-State Rep. Luis ArroyoThe owner of a video sweepstakes company has been indicted as part of a federal bribery case filed last year against former Illinois State Rep. Luis Arroyo, accusing the pair of bribing an Illinois state senator for his support on legislation beneficial to the video gambling industry.
Whiting Mayor Joseph Stahura To Resign After Agreeing To Plead Guilty To Using $255K In Campaign Funds For Personal ExpensesStahura, 64, has been charged with wire fraud and filing a false income tax return, and has entered into an agreement to plead guilty to both 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.
Nigerian Man Expelled From United Arab Emirates, Charged In Cyber Fraud Scheme In Illinois, 5 Other StatesA Nigerian national appeared in federal court in Chicago Friday accused of orchestrating an international cyber fraud scheme that federal prosecutors say defrauded U.S. businesses in six states out of tens of millions of dollars.
Celebrity Sports Better Robert Gorodetsky Admits To $9.6 Million FraudCelebrity sports gambler Robert Gorodetsky pleaded guilty to fraud charges Wednesday, following charges that he defrauded someone out of $9.6 million.
Robert Gorodetsky, Celebrity Sports Gambler Who Attended New Trier, Charged With $9.6 Million FraudA New Trier High School graduate who became a celebrity sports gambler was charged Wednesday with defrauding a person out of $9.6 million.
Former Ald. Willie Cochran Slams Prosecutors After Getting 1 Year For Wire Fraud; 'The Mistake I Made Was To Plead Guilty'A defiant former Ald. Willie Cochran accused federal prosecutors of lying and hiding evidence and said it was just "a bump in the road" after he was sentenced to a year in prison for taking more than $14,000 from a charity he created to spend on gambling and his daughter's tuition.
Former Ald. Willie Cochran To Be Sentenced For Stealing From Charitable FundFormer Ald. Willie Cochran will be sentenced Monday, three months after pleading guilty to a felony charge of wire fraud for misusing his campaign funds for gambling and other personal expenses, including tuition for his daughter.
Contractor Convicted Of Paying $100,000 In Bribes To Former Markham Mayor David Webb Jr.A contractor has been convicted of paying nearly $100,000 in bribes to former Markham Mayor David Webb Jr. to guarantee work from the south suburb.
Attorney Michael Avenatti Calls Fraud And Extortion Charges 'Absolutely Absurd,' Says 'The Facts Are On My Side'Facing federal charges of fraud and extortion, Michael Avenatti, the attorney representing some of the alleged victims of singer R. Kelly, denies he did anything wrong, and says the allegations against him are “absolutely absurd.”
South Side Ald. Willie Cochran Pleads Guilty To Federal Fraud ChargeSouth Side Ald. Willie Cochran pleaded guilty Thursday to a felony charge of wire fraud for misusing his campaign funds for gambling and other personal expenses, including tuition for his daughter.
Prosecutors To Drop Case Against Ex-Rep. Aaron SchockSchock, a once rising star of the Republican party, resigned from Congress in 2015 amid scrutiny of his spending, including redecorating his office in the style of the "Downton Abbey" TV series.
After Turning Down Earlier Deal, Ald. Willie Cochran Scheduled To Plead Guilty To Federal ChargesFour months after rejecting a plea deal that his attorney said would have resulted in minimal jail time, and opting to go to trial on fraud and bribery charges, Ald. Willie Cochran (20th) again is scheduled to plead guilty in federal court.
Chicago Federal Jury Convicts Investment Manager Of FraudProsecutors allege he told victims their cash would be placed in the stock market and used in other investments, but that he instead pocketed the money for personal use. Prosecutors say he sent investors bogus account statements.