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December 18 Nine Defendants Indicted In Series of Drug-related Violent Crimes, Including 1997 Murder; Five Others Charged In Related Cases  
December 17 Five New Defendants Indicted In Kalady False Identity Ring  
December 11 Ex Mercury Treasurer Indicted In Accounting Fraud Scheme  
December 11 Myers and Myr Electrical Contractors Indicted For Wilful Osha Violations In Electrocution Deaths Of Two Workers  
December 10 Twenty-five O'Hare, Midway Workers Charged With Fraud In Obtaining Access To Secure Areas at Chicago Airports  
November 20 16 Defendants Facing State or Federal Financial Fraud Charges Involving $700,000 Bank Fraud Using Bogus Checks  
November 15 Securities Trader Indicted For Alleged Perjury and Obstruction Of Justice  
November 15 Two Men Indicted In $22 Million Investment Fraud Scheme  
November 13 Chicago Gang Member and Mississippi Gun Dealer Convicted Of Illegal Trafficking In Firearms To Chicago Street Gangs  
November 13 Eleven Defendants Facing Check Fraud Charges For Allegedly Scamming $300,000 In Merchandise At Retail Stores  
October 31 Near North Insurance Executive Indicted On New Rico and Fraud Charges In Alleged $20 Million Fraud Scheme Indictment
October 31 Alleged Colombian Heroin Distributor Arrested In Chicago; Among 25 Charged In operation Smackdown led By Customs Agents  
October 29 Election Day Hotline: (312) 469-6110 U.S. Attorney's Office To Conduct Election Day Monitoring  
October 23 Ex Mercury Finance Accounting Manager Pleads Guilty In Insider Trading Scheme  
October 23 Village Official Charged With Filing False Federal Tax Return  
October 23 12 Alleged Aurora Street Gang Drug Traffickers Charged In Second Phase Of Continuing Federal and Local Investigation  
October 22 Area Woman Indicted For Collecting $29,000 In Social Security Benefits While Concealing Brother's Death For Four Years  
October 9
Benevolence Director Indicated for Racketeering Conspiracy; Providing Material Support to Al Qaeda and Other Violent Groups Indictment
October 7 Chicago U.S. Attorney Ends Inquiry in U.S. Senate Campaign in Iowa  
October 2 Five Women Arrested on Financial Fraud Charges Allegedly Scammed $600,000 in Merchandise at Retail Stores Using False IDs  
September 26 Immigration Consultant and Six Women Indicted in Visa Fraud Ring Alleging Sham Marriages  
September 19 U.S. Achieves Record $1 Million Settlement in House Discrimination Case Against Chicago Developer and Architect  
September 19 Accountant and Tax Fraud Charges Added to Indictment in Rosemont Insurance Agency Fraud and Money Laundering Scheme  
September 18 34 Alleged Gangster Disciples and Associates Face Drug Charges  
September 13 U.S. Attorney Fitzgerald's Comment on Ruling in Benevolence Case  
September 10 U.S. Attorney Fitzgerald Restructures Office Divisions: Accommodates Growing Caseload and Boost in Prosecutors  
August 28 Roger Stanley Indicted for Obstructing Safe Road Probe of SOS Official's Payment for 1997 Cost Rica Trip Indictment
June 19 Safe Road Indictment Alleges Fraud Scheme Involving Bribes For Metra Contracts Worth $4 Million Since 1985 Indictment
May 21 Three Indicted for Illegally Profiting From Contracts and Leases With Secretary of State's Office Since 1991 Indictment
May 6 City, County, State and Federal Officials Unveil Project Safe Neighborhoods  
April 2 Citizens for George Ryan, Top Aides Fawell and Juliano Indicted On Alleged Corruption Charges Involving SOS Office and Campaigns Indictment
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