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December 13 Christopher Kelly Indicted on Federal Tax Fraud Charges; Allegedly Concealed More Than $1 Million in Income and Use of Business Funds to Pay Personal Gambling Debts Indictment
December 13 Hurtgen Re-Indicted for Alleged Role in Aiding Pay-to-Play Fraud Scheme Involving Will Count Hospital Project Second Superseding Indictment
December 13 Suburban Restaurateur Charged in Expanded Multi-Million Dollar Loan Fraud Scheme Second Superseding Indictment
December 7 Two Former Bolingbrook Officials and Five Small Business Owners Charged in Alleged $400,000 Fraudulent Billing Scheme Superseding Information
December 6 21 Defendants Charged by U.S. in Alleged International "Ecstasy" and Marijuana Trafficking Conspiracy Complaint
December 5 Former ABN AMRO Executive and Owner of Security Company Charged With $45 Million Bank Fraud and Bribery Scheme Indictment
December 4 Former City Inspectors Allegedly Schemed to Provide State Food Sanitation Certificates to Hundreds of Unqualified Individuals Superseding Information
November 28 Rockford Man Pleads Guilty in Foiled Plan to Set off Grenades in Rockford Shopping Mall  
November 2 Chicago Priest Facing Federal Charge Alleging Sexual Abuse of Minor Boy Complaint
October 25 Forest Park Police Sergeant Indicted on Federal Civil Rights and Obstruction Charge for Allegedly Assaulting Victim Indictment
October 24 Two Leija-Sanchez Brothers and Alleged Hit-man Arrested in Mexico; Trio and Third Leija-Sanchez Brother Now Facing Racketeering and Murder-related Charges in False Identification Document Conspiracy Case Against 23 Defendants in Chicago Superseding Indictment
October 11 Two Chicago Assistant U.S. Attorneys Honored at the Department of Justice's Annual Awards Ceremony  
October 5 Prison Consultant Indicted in Case Alleging $50,000 in Kickbacks to Former State Prison Director Superseding Indictment
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September 26 Statement of United States Attorney Patrick J. Fitzgerald  
September 26 Suspended Chicago Police Officer Arrested on Federal Charge of Planning Murder-for-Hire of Fellow Officer Complaint
September 21 U.S. Charges 14 Defendants in Alleged Conspiracy Involving "Poison Line" Heroin Ring on City's Southeast Side Complaint Affidavit
September 19 Commercial Developer and Property Manager Indicted in Alleged $3 Million Fraud Scheme; Allegedly Paid Some Funds Toward Unsuccessful Bid to Build Tallest Building in Chicago Indictment
September 19 Iowa Man Known as "The Bishop" Indicted in Alleged Plot to Inflate Stock Prices by Mailing Two Pipebombs and Threatening Letters to Investment Firms Indictment
September 7 Teamsters Local 743 Officer and Three Former Employees Indicted in Alleged Conspiracy to Steal Ballots and Rig Contested 2004 Elections for Local Officers Indictment
August 30 Three Harvey Park District Officials Indicted in Alleged $144,000 Credit Card Misuse Fraud Scheme Indictment
August 21 Owner of Former Metal Finishing Business Indicted on Federal Environmental and Labor Embezzlement Charges Indictment
August 1 Shippers Charged with Concealing Plan to Export Machinery to Iran Information
July 26 Former City Employee Indicted for Lying to Federal Grand Jury in Corruption Probe of City's Hired Truck Program Indictment
July 19 Former Melrose Park Police Chief Vito Scavo and Six Others Indicted in Alleged Private Security Business Fraud Scheme Indictment
July 19 U.S. Indictment Alleges Former IDOC Director Paid $50,000 In Kickbacks by Two Lobbyists Representing State Prison Vendors Indictment
July 19 Landscape Executive Indicted in Alleged Chicago Schools Minority Contractor Fraud Scheme Indictment
May 31 Former Illinois Finance Authority Director Charged in Pending Loan Fraud Indictment Against Businessman Antoin Rezko Superseding Indictment
May 29 Operator of Little Village Photo Shop - Nuevo Foto Munoz - Charged with Participating in Fraudulent Identification Document Conspiracy  
May 10 Chicago Lawyer Edward R. Vrdolyak Indicted in Alleged Kickback Scheme Involving Gold Coast Real Estate Deal Superseding Indictment
May 2 Alleged Longtime Gangster Disciples Leader Victor Thompson and Seven Others Charged in Federal Crack Cocaine Conspiracy Complaint
April 25 U.S. Charges 22 Defendants in Alleged Fraudulent Identification Document Ring Based in Chicago's Little Village Community  
April 25 U.S. Postal Inspectors Arrest Suspect in Pipe Bomb Mailings to Investment Firms; Earlier Threats Signed "The Bishop" Complaint
April 24 Seven Lawson Products-Affiliated Sales Agents among 13 Charged Nationally in Separate Kickback and Bribery Schemes

April 19 North Suburban Businessman Indicted for Allegedly Engaging in Separate Million-Dollar Fraud Schemes Indictment
March 22 Retired Streets and Sanitation Commissioner Sanchez and Second City Employee Indicted on Hiring Fraud Charges Indictment
March 16 Three City Inspectors and a Private Contractor Charged in Federal Bribery Investigation Relating to City Building Matters  
March 16 Two Chicago Area Businessmen Charged with Illegal Hazardous Waste Storage and Transportation Indictment
March 13 U.S. Judge Raises Total Damages to More than $334 Million Against Amerigroup HMO in Pregnancy Discrimination Case  
March 5 Plea Agreement: US v. The Ravelston Corporation Limited  
March 1 United States Reaches Fair Housing Act Settlement with Owners of Arlington Park Racecourse  
March 1 Federal Grand Juries Return Superseding Indictments Charging the Wholesale Manufacture of Fentanyl at a Mexican Laboratory and Deaths Resulting from Fentanyl Distribution in Chicago Indictment (Chavez)
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February 28 United States Charges 19 with Gun Trafficking in Mississippi and Chicago  
February 21 U.S. Attorney's Office to Conduct Election Day Monitoring  
February 15 Ten Individuals, Including 4 Doctors, Indicted in Alleged Scheme to Defraud Patients and Insurance Companies in Connection with Allergy Testing and Shots Indictment
February 8 US v. Siemens Medical Solutions USA Inc. Plea Agreement  
February 8 US v. Siemens Medical Solutions USA Inc. Superseding Information  
January 16 Former Chief Executive Officer of Rock Creek Psychiatric Hospital and Physician Charged in Bribery and Kickback Conspiracy Superceding Indictment  
January 16 Appellate Brief of the United States in U.S. v. Lawrence E. Warner and George H. Ryan, Sr.  
January 11 Deputy U.S. Marshal Charged with Illegally Disclosing Information about Protected Organized Crime Witness Complaint
January 8 Chicago Ald. Arenda Troutman Arrested on Federal Bribery Charges Complaint
January 4 Federal Grand Jury Indicts Rockford Man in Foiled Plan to Set off Grenades in Rockford Shopping Mall Indictment
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