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PRESS RELEASE: Naperville, Man, Lu Lin, Charged with Immigration Fraud

FBI Chicago January 15, 2016 Special Agent Garrett Croon (312) 829-1199 Naperville Man Charged with Immigration Fraud A Naperville man was charged in a federal indictment returned yesterday with obtaining citizenship or naturalization unlawfully, announced Michael J. Anderson, Special Agent in Charge of the Chicago Field Office of the FBI, and Zachary T. Fardon, United … Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE: Illinois State Representative Derrick Smith Convicted of Taking $7,000 Bribe

U.S. Attorney’s Office June 10, 2014 Northern District of Illinois (312) 353-5300 Illinois State Representative Derrick Smith Convicted of Taking $7,000 Bribe CHICAGO—Illinois State Representative DERRICK SMITH (10th District) was convicted today on federal corruption charges for accepting a $7,000 cash bribe in March 2012 to write an official letter of support for a daycare … Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE: Licensed Illinois Physician and President of Housecall Physicians Group in South Carolina, Charles S. DeHann Indicted on Charges of Health Care Fraud

U.S. Attorney’s Office February 11, 2014 Northern District of Illinois (312) 353-5300 Local Physician Indicted on Charges of Health Care Fraud ROCKFORD, IL—A suspended Rockford physician was indicted today by a federal grand jury on charges of healthcare fraud. Charles S. DeHann, 59, of Belvidere, Illinois, was charged with nine counts of engaging in a … Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE: Fourteen Defendants Facing State or Federal Narcotics or Firearms Charges Alleging Sales of Guns and Drugs in Chicago

U.S. Attorney’s Office August 01, 2013 Northern District of Illinois (312) 353-5300 Fourteen Defendants Facing State or Federal Narcotics or Firearms Charges Alleging Sales of Guns and Drugs in Chicago CHICAGO—Fourteen defendants are facing state or federal narcotics and/or firearms charges that, again, link drugs and illegal gun possession in Chicago. An investigation led by … Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE: Former Freeport, Illinois Man, Damon Rucker Convicted of Witness Retaliation

U.S. Attorney’s Office April 24, 2013 Northern District of Illinois (312) 353-5300 Former Freeport Man Convicted of Witness Retaliation ROCKFORD, IL—A former Freeport, Illinois man was convicted late yesterday of witness retaliation by a federal jury in U.S. District Court in Rockford following a two-day jury trial. Damon Rucker, 36, was found guilty of causing … Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE: Tennessee Man, Evan Brent Dooley Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Causing MF Global to Lose $141 Million on Unauthorized Futures Trades

U.S. Attorney’s Office April 16, 2013 Northern District of Illinois (312) 353-5300 Tennessee Man Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Causing MF Global to Lose $141 Million on Unauthorized Futures Trades CHICAGO—A suburban Memphis man was sentenced today to five years in federal prison for causing $141 million in losses to his clearing firm … Continue reading

PRESS RELEASSE: Former Edwardsville, Illinois Police Chief, James S. Bedell Pleads Guilty to Theft and Embezzlement

U.S. Attorney’s Office April 17, 2013 Southern District of Illinois (618) 628-3700 Former Edwardsville Police Chief Pleads Guilty to Theft and Embezzlement James S. Bedell, 58, of Edwardsville, Illinois, the former police chief from that city, pled guilty to an information charging four counts of embezzlement and theft from the city of Edwardsville—a local government … Continue reading

Getting Rid of Public Schools, Plans to Close 54 Chicago Public Schools Because fewer Students in the Classrooms, While Bragging Charter Schools of Small Classrooms are Concentrated out of the whole State of Illinois in one Area, Chicago – In 2013 Plans for 13 New Charter Schools to be Created

The Schools considered for closing are mostly in the African-American Community. Mayor Rahm Emanuel has plans to close 54 elementary schools. You take the children out of Public School buildings because you thought they weren’t doing enough so you said, but then we public schools have fewer students they need to be closed. And yet … Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE: Former Baptist Minister, Jack Allen Schaap Sentenced to 12 Years’ Imprisonment

U.S. Attorney’s Office March 20, 2013 Northern District of Indiana (219) 937-5500 Former Baptist Minister Sentenced to 12 Years’ Imprisonment HAMMOND, IN—United States Attorney David Capp announced that Jack Allen Schaap, 55, of Crete, Illinois, was sentenced by Senior District Judge Rudy Lozano to 144 months’ imprisonment and five years of supervised release after pleading … Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE: Bucket List Bandit, Michael Eugene Brewster Pleads Guilty to Robbing 11 Banks in 10 States, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Arizona, Idaho, Utah, North Carolina, Florida, Illinois, and Missouri

U.S. Attorney’s Office March 13, 2013 Western District of Pennsylvania (412) 644-3500 Bucket List Bandit Pleads Guilty to Robbing 11 Banks in 10 States ERIE, PA—A former resident of Pensacola, Florida who came to be known as the Bucket List Bandit pleaded guilty in federal court in Erie, Pennsylvania, to charges of bank robbery, United … Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE: Florida-Based American Sleep Medicine to Pay $15.3 Million for Improperly Billing Medicare and Other Federal Healthcare Programs

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, January 3, 2013 Florida-Based American Sleep Medicine to Pay $15.3 Million for Improperly Billing Medicare and Other Federal Healthcare Programs Facilities in Alabama, California, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia Florida-based American Sleep Medicine LLC has … Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE: Tamms Woman, Franchie Farmer Guilty of Bank Robbery

U.S. Attorney’s Office June 15, 2012 Southern District of Illinois (618) 628-3700 Tamms Woman Guilty of Bank Robbery Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that on June 14, 2012, Franchie Farmer, 39, of Tamms, Illinois, formerly of Thebes, Illinois, was convicted by a jury in Benton, Illinois, … Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE: Illinois Resident, Valtrez Stewart Sentenced for Sending Fake Bomb Threats to Atlanta-Area Schools

U.S. Attorney’s Office June 07, 2012 Northern District of Georgia (404) 581-6000 Illinois Resident Sentenced for Sending Fake Bomb Threats to Atlanta-Area Schools ATLANTA—The man who placed school officials, parents, and students in fear by mailing bomb threats to several local-area middle and high schools was sentenced today by United States District Judge Willis B. … Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE: Chicago Man, Christopher Varlesi Indicted for Allegedly Causing 15 Investors to Lose Approximately $600,000 in Ponzi-Type Fraud Scheme

U.S. Attorney’s Office June 06, 2012 Northern District of Illinois (312) 353-5300 Chicago Man Indicted for Allegedly Causing 15 Investors to Lose Approximately $600,000 in Ponzi-Type Fraud Scheme CHICAGO—A Chicago man who operated an investment trading pool allegedly fraudulently obtained approximately $1.4 million and caused some 15 individual investors to lose about $600,000, federal law … Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE: Eric A. Bloom and Charles K. Mosley, CEO and Head Trader of Bankrupt Sentinel Management Indicted in Alleged $500 Million Fraud Scheme Prior to Firm’s 2007 Collapse

U.S. Attorney’s Office June 01, 2012 Northern District of Illinois (312) 353-5300 CEO and Head Trader of Bankrupt Sentinel Management Indicted in Alleged $500 Million Fraud Scheme Prior to Firm’s 2007 Collapse CHICAGO—The chief executive officer and the head trader of the bankrupt Sentinel Management Group Inc. were indicted on federal fraud charges for allegedly … Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE: Lebanon Woman, Carla R. Walker Pleads Guilty to Bank Robbery

U.S. Attorney’s Office May 31, 2012 Southern District of Illinois (618) 628-3700 Lebanon Woman Pleads Guilty to Bank Robbery Carla R. Walker, 43, of Lebanon, Illinois, pled guilty today to one count of bank robbery in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, the United States Attorney for the Southern District … Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE: Joliet Man, Brian James Moudry Arrested on Arson and Civil Rights Charges for Allegedly Setting Fire to Home of African-American Family

U.S. Attorney’s Office May 30, 2012 Northern District of Illinois (312) 353-5300 Joliet Man Arrested on Arson and Civil Rights Charges for Allegedly Setting Fire to Home of African-American Family CHICAGO—Accused of targeting an African-American family because of their race, a Joliet man was arrested today by FBI agents on federal arson and civil rights … Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE: Statement of the Attorney General on Resignation of U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois Patrick Fitzgerald

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, May 23, 2012 Statement of the Attorney General on Resignation of U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois Patrick Fitzgerald Attorney General Eric Holder issued the following statement today on the resignation of U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois Patrick Fitzgerald: … Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE: Alton Man, Robert P. Ridenour Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Offenses

U.S. Attorney’s Office May 22, 2012 Southern District of Illinois (618) 628-3700 Alton Man Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Offenses An Alton man, Robert P. Ridenour, pled guilty on May 22, 2012, to a three-count Indictment charging him with receipt of child pornography (count one), distribution of child pornography (count two), and possession of child … Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE: Wood River Man, John David Allen Sentenced for Failure to Reigster as a Sex Offender

U.S. Attorney’s Office May 22, 2012 Southern District of Illinois (618) 628-3700 Wood River Man Sentenced for Failure to Reigster as a Sex Offender A Wood River man, John David Allen, 22, was sentenced to the maximum term of 10 years’ imprisonment in United States District Court, East St. Louis for failure to register as … Continue reading

News Release: More states work to implement health care law, Illinois, Nevada, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee and Washington receive grants to establish Affordable Insurance Exchanges

News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 16, 2012 Contact: HHs Press Office (202) 690-6343 More states work to implement health care law Illinois, Nevada, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee and Washington receive grants to establish Affordable Insurance Exchanges Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today that Illinois, Nevada, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee and … Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE: Suspect, Donald R. Sherman Arrested, Charged in Connection with Attempted Robby of MB Financial Bank Branch in Broadview

FBI Chicago May 08, 2012 Special Agent Ross Rice (312) 829-1199 Suspect Arrested, Charged in Connection with Attempted Robby of MB Financial Bank Branch in Broadview A 51-year-old Bellwood man was arrested and charged in connection with the May 7, 2012 robbery attempt of the MB Financial Bank branch located at 1500 W. Roosevelt Road … Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE: Cook County Sheriff’s Deputy, Samuel J. Spino Arrested Following Sting Operation

FBI Chicago May 08, 2012 Special Agent Ross Rice (312) 829-1199 Cook County Sheriff’s Deputy Arrested Following Sting Operation Cook County Sheriff’s Deputy Samuel J. Spino was arrested today on federal charges after allegedly stealing $1,100 from a residence at which he and others were executing a judicial eviction order. Unbeknownst to Spino, video cameras … Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE: Iowa Man, John P. Tomkins Convicted of Mailing Pipe Bombs and Threatening Letters to Investment Firms in Terror Bid to Raise Stock Prices

U.S. Attorney’s Office May 04, 2012 Northern District of Illinois (312) 353-5300 Iowa Man Convicted of Mailing Pipe Bombs and Threatening Letters to Investment Firms in Terror Bid to Raise Stock Prices CHICAGO—A federal jury today convicted a Dubuque, Iowa machinist of mailing a dozen threatening letters from the Chicago area and elsewhere and mailing … Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE: McHenry County Businessman, Francis X. Sanchez Pleads Guilty to $7 Million Fraud

U.S. Attorney’s Office May 03, 2012 Northern District of Illinois (312) 353-5300 McHenry County Businessman Pleads Guilty to $7 Million Fraud ROCKFORD—A Woodstock, Illinois man pleaded guilty today in federal court in Rockford to conducting a $7 million mail fraud scheme. Francis X. Sanchez (“Sanchez”), 51, co-owned and operated a business in McHenry County, known … Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE: Executive, Richard P. Zachmann Indicted for Allegedly Defrauding Employee Benefit Plans of Public Housing Agencies Nationwide of $8.6 Million

U.S. Attorney’s Office May 03, 2012 Northern District of Illinois (312) 353-5300 Executive Indicted for Allegedly Defrauding Employee Benefit Plans of Public Housing Agencies Nationwide of $8.6 Million CHICAGO—A former executive and part owner of a suburban company that administered employee pension plans and group life insurance programs for public housing authorities across the country … Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE: Indianapolis Attorney, William F. Conour Charged with Defrauding Clients of More Than $2.5 Million

U.S. Attorney’s Office April 27, 2012 Central District of Illinois (217) 492-4450 Indianapolis Attorney Charged with Defrauding Clients of More Than $2.5 Million INDIANAPOLIS—Indianapolis attorney William F. Conour has been charged in a federal criminal complaint with misappropriating more than $2.5 million in client funds. Conour, 64, surrendered himself to federal authorities this morning and … Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE: Indiana Couple, Juan Hacha and Ixchel Guadalupe Solano Sentenced to Federal Prison for Staging Violent Phone Calls to Victim in Conspiracy to Extort at Least $54,000

U.S. Attorney’s Office April 27, 2012 Northern District of Illinois (312) 353-5300 Indiana Couple Sentenced to Federal Prison for Staging Violent Phone Calls to Victim in Conspiracy to Extort at Least $54,000 CHICAGO—An Indiana couple who engaged in a cruel hoax were sentenced to federal prison for an extortion conspiracy in which they obtained more … Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE: U.S. Intervenes in False Claims Lawsuit Alleging Knowing Failure to Pay Import Duties by Toyo Ink, Japanese and U.S. Companies

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, April 24, 2012 U.S. Intervenes in False Claims Lawsuit Alleging Knowing Failure to Pay Import Duties by Japanese and U.S. Companies Allegedly Attempted to Avoid Paying Antidumping Duties by Misrepresenting Countries of Origin The United States has intervened in a lawsuit against Japanese company, … Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE: Chicago Man, Sami Samir Hassoun Pleads Guilty to Attempted Bombing on Crowded Clark Street Near Wrigley Field in September 2010

U.S. Attorney’s Office April 23, 2012 Northern District of Illinois (312) 353-5300 Chicago Man Pleads Guilty to Attempted Bombing on Crowded Clark Street Near Wrigley Field in September 2010 CHICAGO—A Chicago man pleaded guilty today to federal charges for placing a backpack that he thought contained a powerful explosive device into a curbside trash container … Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE: Fifteen Defendants Indicted for Alleged Roles in Scheme to Use More Than 80 Fictitious Companies to Defraud Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota Unemployment Insurance Agencies of $8.7 Million

U.S. Attorney’s Office April 18, 2012 Northern District of Illinois (312) 353-5300 Fifteen Defendants Indicted for Alleged Roles in Scheme to Use More Than 80 Fictitious Companies to Defraud Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota Unemployment Insurance Agencies of $8.7 Million CHICAGO—A suburban Chicago woman who owned a South Side tax preparation business allegedly schemed to falsely claim … Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE: Stewardson Mother, Sherry L. Coonce Fails to Return Her Daughters from a Scheduled Visitation

FBI Springfield April 13, 2012 Media Representative Brad Ware (217) 757-3542 Stewardson Mother Fails to Return Her Daughters from a Scheduled Visitation On Sunday April 8, 2012, at approximately 6:30 p.b., Sherry L. Coonce of Stewardson, Illinois, failed to return her two daughters, Destiny and Desirae Hewing, from a scheduled visitation, resulting in the issuance … Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE: Fourteen Defendants Face Federal or State Charges Involving Cocaine Sales in Lake County’s Round Lake Beach Area

U.S. Attorney’s Office April 11, 2012 Northern District of Illinois (312) 353-5300 Fourteen Defendants Face Federal or State Charges Involving Cocaine Sales in Lake County’s Round Lake Beach Area CHICAGO—Fourteen Lake County and area residents are facing narcotics charges after a joint state and federal investigation of alleged cocaine trafficking in the Round Lake and … Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE: State Representative Derrick Smith Indicted on Federal Bribery Charge

U.S. Attorney’s Office April 10, 2012 Northern District of Illinois (312) 353-5300 State Representative Derrick Smith Indicted on Federal Bribery Charge CHICAGO—Illinois State Representative Derrick Smith (10th District) was indicted today for allegedly accepting a $7,000 cash bribe to write an official letter of support for a daycare center that he believed was seeking a … Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE: Former Rockford Man, Jorge Pina Pleads Guilty to Bankruptcy Fraud

U.S. Attorney’s Office April 10, 2012 Northern District of Illinois (312) 353-5300 Former Rockford Man Pleads Guilty to Bankruptcy Fraud ROCKFORD—A former Rockford man pleaded guilty today in federal court to bankruptcy fraud. Jorge Pina, 44, of Eagle Pass, Texas, admitted to making a false statement in a document he signed under penalty of perjury … Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE: Chicago Man, Carl Brandon Smith Arrested on Federal Charges Alleging Forced Sex Trafficking of Four Victims, Including Two Minors

U.S. Attorney’s Office April 09, 2012 Northern District of Illinois (312) 353-5300 Chicago Man Arrested on Federal Charges Alleging Forced Sex Trafficking of Four Victims, Including Two Minors CHICAGO—A Chicago man is facing a federal detention hearing this week after he was arrested for allegedly engaging in forced sex trafficking of two minors and forced … Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE: Florida-Based Wellcare Health Plans Agrees to Pay $137.5 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, April 3, 2012 Florida-Based Wellcare Health Plans Agrees to Pay $137.5 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations WASHINGTON – WellCare Health Plans Inc. will pay $137.5 million to the federal government and nine states to resolve four lawsuits alleging violations of the False … Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE: Collinsville Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of Child Pornography

U.S. Attorney’s Office March 27, 2012 Southern District of Illinois (618) 628-3700 Collinsville Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of Child Pornography A Collinsville man pled guilty in federal district court on March 27, 2012 to an indictment charging him with possession of child pornography, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen … Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE: United States Settles False Claims Act Allegations Against Illinois-Based Lifewatch Services

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, March 23, 2012 United States Settles False Claims Act Allegations Against Illinois-Based Lifewatch Services Chicago-Area Firm Allegedly Improperly Billed Medicare for Ambulatory Cardiac Telemetry Services WASHINGTON – LifeWatch Services Inc., a Rosemont, Ill.-based company, has agreed to pay the United States $18.5 million to … Continue reading

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