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December 9 Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich and His Chief of Staff John Harris Arrested on Federal Corruption Charges Complaint
December 02 Fifteen South Suburban Law Enforcement Officers among 17 Defendants Charged in FBI Undercover Probe for Allegedly Providing Armed Security for Purported Large-scale Drug Deals Manuel - Taylor, et al. Affidavit 


Manuel and Bell

Ramsey and Wilson

Lee and Scott

Dudley, Engram and Williams

T. Funches, Jr. and Mingo

Taylor, A. Funches and McCaskill

Hall and Kelly


December 01 Condell Health Network and Medical Center to Pay $36 Million Settlement after Self-Reporting Possible Health Care Fraud Settlement Agreement
November 25 RBC Mortgage Co. To Pay U.S. Nearly $11 Million to Settle Claims Over FHA-insured Mortgages Issued by Former Rockford Office Settlement Agreement
October 30 William F. Cellini, Sr., Indicted for Alleged Role in Defrauding Teachers Retirement System with Rezko, Levine and Others Indictment
October 28 U.S. Attorney's Office to Conduct Election Day Monitoring
Election Day Hotline: (312) 469-6157
October 22 Self-Proclaimed White-Supremacist William White Indicted for Allegedly Soliciting Violence Against Hale Jury Foreperson Indictment
October 21 U.S. Indicts Former Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge on Perjury, Obstruction of Justice Charges Related to Alleged Torture and Physical Abuse by Burge and Other Officers Indictment
October 2 Lead Defendant in Aegis Company $60 Million Tax Fraud Conspiracy Sentenced to 18½ Years in Prison  
September 25 U.S. Charges 15 Defendants in Separate Federal Cases Alleging Fraud in Federal Housing Programs  
September 24 Many Allegedly High-Ranking Latin Kings Leaders in Little Village among 40 Facing State or Federal Charges Complaints:

Garcia and others


Uriostegui and Cardell Lewis

Uriostegui and Christopher Lewis
September 19 U.S. Charges 21 Defendants in Alleged Fraudulent Identification Document Ring Based in Chicago's Little Village Community Complaints:

Estrada, et al.

August 14 Amerigroup to End Appeal and Pay $225 Million to United States and Illinois to Settle Pregnancy Discrimination Case Settlement Agreement
August 11 Lawson Products to Pay $30 Million under Deferred Prosecution Agreement Involving Corrupt Sales Practices United States v. Lawson Products, Inc.

Deferred Prosecution Agreement





July 31 Two Area Men Charged with Conspiracy and Using a Pipe Bomb to Damage a Berwyn Coin Vending and Video Business in 2003 Indictment
July 17 Cook County Jail's Inadequate Security, Health Care and Living Conditions Violate Inmates' Constitutional Rights, Justice Department Investigation Finds USDOJ Letter to Cook County Sheriff and Board President (4.2 MB )
July 17 Owner of Former Metal Finishing Business Sentenced to 46 Months in Prison for Environmental and Labor Embezzlement Crimes  
June 27 Dr. Robert Weinstein Indicted for Alleged Role in Defrauding Medical School and Charity of Millions with Stuart Levine Indictment
June 19 Sixty-Seven Defendants Charged in a Dozen Separate Chicago Area Mortgage Fraud Schemes Indictments:

Brown Jr, et al. (Chicago)

Brown Jr, et al. (Nevada)

Brunt, et al.

Carroll, et al.

Helton and White


Johnson, et al.



Rodgers, et al.


Trochowski and Sarwa
June 19 Former Suburban Gun Shop Operator Charged with Illegally Exporting Some 220 Firearms to Canada in 2006 Complaint
June 19 U.S. Seizes Animal Food at Petco Warehouse in Joliet after Alleging Rodent and Bird Infestation Complaint
June 17 Michigan Man Indicted on Federal Murder Charge in March Beating Death of MCC Inmate Indictment
June 4 Walgreens to Pay $35 Million to United States, 42 States and Puerto Rico to Settle Medicaid Prescription Drug Fraud Claims Settlement Agreement
Corporate Integrity Agreement
May 29 U.S. Charges Former Edgewater Hospital Owner Peter Rogan with Lying to Obstruct Government Efforts to Collect $64.2 Million Civil Health-Care Fraud Judgment; Defendant Detained in Canada Complaint
May 27 Two Chicago Executives of German Food Firm Arrested on Federal Charges for Allegedly Conspiring to Import Honey from China Containing an Antibiotic Complaint
May 27 Statement of U.S. Attorney Patrick J. Fitzgerald Regarding U.S. Supreme Court's Denial of Cert in Ryan and Warner Case  
May 22 Developers, Contractors and Seven City Employees among 15 Charged in Federal Bribery Probe of City Building Permits Complaints:
Garneata, Curescu, Curescu, Scorte, Wellhausen, Fofiu and Olivella
Piekarz And Milam
May 21 U.S. Charges 28 Defendants in Alleged Crack Cocaine Conspiracy Involving Gangster Disciples Faction on City's South Side Complaint
May 19 Six Principals of Former Aegis Company Convicted of $60 Million Tax Fraud Conspiracy Following Three-month Federal Trial  
May 9 Mexican Hotel Operator Charged in $500 Million Fraud Scheme for Allegedly Swindling Thousands of U.S. Investors in Sales of Promissory Notes and Time-Share Investments Indictment
May 9 Secret Service Arrests Three Defendants in Alleged Home Equity Loan Mortgage Fraud Scheme Complaint
April 21 Elgin Engineering Firm and Its Owner Indicted for Allegedly Overcharging IDOT more than $1 Million During Nine-Year Span Indictment
April 18 Forest Park Police Sergeant Pleads Guilty to Federal Civil Rights Violation; Agrees to Resign and Serve a Year In Prison Plea Agreement
April 14 Justice Department Awards More than $570,000 to Area Law Enforcement Agencies to Combat Gangs  
April 3 Chicago Police Officer Indicted for Allegedly Violating Federal Civil Rights of Man Beaten while Handcuffed in Wheelchair Indictment
April 2 Suburban Chicago Woman Indicted for Allegedly Stealing Employer's Trade Secrets Bound for China Indictment
March 19 Seven Defendants Indicted for Alleged Roles in $5 Million International Fraud Schemes Selling Counterfeit Fine Art Prints Indictment
Superseding Indictment
March 18 CVS Caremark Corp. to Pay $36.7 Million to United States, 23 States, and the District of Columbia to Settle Medicaid Prescription Drug Fraud Allegations Settlement Agreement
Corporate Integrity Agreement
March 14 Suburban Chicago Man and Former General Motors Executive Indicted in Alleged $80 Million Fraud and Kickback Scheme Indictment
February 20 U.S. Attorney's Office Mourns Death of Valued Friend and Colleague  
January 31 U.S. Attorney's Office to Conduct Election Day Monitoring Primary Election Day Hotline: (312) 469-6157  
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