Katrina Pierce Charged With Using Names Of Homicide Victims To Collect Tax Refunds And Stimulus Checks, And She Has Gone To Prison Before For Similar SchemesFederal authorities on Thursday charged a woman with filing false tax returns and obtaining fraudulent COVID-19 stimulus payments using the identities of homicide victims in Chicago and beyond – some of them children.
Financial Adviser Who Swindled Man Wrongfully Convicted In 'Dixmoor 5' Case Gets 3 1⁄2 Years In Prison For FraudMarcus Boggs, 51, told his victims he would help them invest their money in securities, but instead spent more than $3 million of their funds to pay off his own debts.
Former Ald. Ricardo Munoz Pleads Not Guilty To Charges He Used Campaign Funds On Personal ExpensesMunoz, 56, faces a 16-count indictment charging him with 15 counts of wire fraud and one count of money laundering.
Former Ald. Ricardo Munoz Indicted On Wire Fraud And Money Laundering Charges, Accused Of Using Money From Political Fund On Personal ExpensesA federal grand jury on Thursday indicted former Chicago Ald. Ricardo Munoz, accusing him of using money from a political fund on personal expenses.
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.”