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April 16 Two Former Cook County Board of Review Analysts Sentenced to Prison for Accepting a Bribe to Arrange Property Tax Reductions  
April 16 Des Plaines Man Sentenced to 50 Years in Prison for Sexually Exploiting 11 Children and Producing Child Pornography  
April 14 Federal Tax Prosecutions Serve As Reminder to Taxpayers to Comply With Tax Obligations on Eve of April 15 Deadline  
April 10 High-Level Sinaloa Cartel Member’s Guilty Plea Unsealed; Zambada-Niebla’s Cooperation With U.S. Revealed Plea Agreement
April 9 Chicago Transportation Department Clerk Arrested for Allegedly Embezzling Over $741,000 From City Permit Fees Complaint
April 9 Former Markham Deputy Police Chief Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Lying to FBI About Raping Woman in Police Custody  
April 8 Chinatown Civic Leader Pleads Guilty to Theft From Charity and Filing a False Federal Income Tax Return Plea Agreement
April 2 Six Defendants Indicted in Alleged Conspiracy to Bribe Government Officials in India to Mine Titanium Minerals Indictment
March 26 Chicago Tax Preparer Indicted for Causing More Than 150 Fraudulent Tax Returns Seeking Over $1 Million in Refunds Indictment
March 26 17 Defendants Indicted in International ATM Skimming and Money Laundering Scheme; Two Arrested in Bulgaria Indictment
March 25 CEO of Bankrupt Sentinel Management Group Convicted in $500 Million Fraud Scheme Before Firm’s 2007 Collapse  
March 21 Suspended Physician Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Charge; Admits Exchanging Thousands of Prescription Doses for Sex Plea Agreement
March 21 Lake County Man Indicted in Eight Armed Robberies of Retail Stores Across Lake and Northern Cook Counties  
March 21 Former Cook County Official Sentenced to 51 Months in Prison for Steering Contracts in Return for Nearly $35,000 in Kickbacks  
March 17 Weight-Loss Infomercial Pitch-Man Kevin Trudeau Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Criminal Contempt  
March 17 Former CME Clerk Convicted of Commodities Fraud for Manipulating Trades to Profit More Than $200,000  
March 14 Ukrainian Businessman Arrested in Austria on U.S. International Corruption Conspiracy Charges  
March 12 Chicago Area Man Convicted Of Running West Side Heroin Distribution And Money Laundering Conspiracies  
March 11 Pharmaceutical Company to Pay $27.6 Million to Settle Claims of False Billings to Federal and State Health Care Programs Settlement Agreement
March 5 Three Northbrook Family Members Charged With Transporting Stolen Property Following Multi-State “Shopping” Spree Complaint
March 3 Buffalo Grove Chiropractor and Physician Among Six Indicted in Alleged $2.98 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme Indictment
February 28 Two Executives Indicted In Alleged $190 Million Equipment Financing Fraud Scheme That Caused $100 Million Loss To Lenders Indictment

February 28 Owner Of Elk Grove Village Company Indicted For Allegedly Defrauding 200 Investors Of $9 Million Through Stock Sales Indictment

February 27 Kane County Man and Co-Defendant Sentenced to Federal Prison Terms for $6.6 Million Financing Fraud Scheme  
February 27 Escrow Company Executive Allegedly Misused Customers’ Funds; Employee Charged Separately With Stealing From Company Lurie Indictment

Cruz Indictment
February 25 Chicago Woman Sentenced to 13 Years in Federal Prison for Swindling 1,000 Elderly Victims of Cash and Credit Cards  
February 25 Pharmacist Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison for Obtaining $1.7 Million From Health Insurers for Drug he Never Dispensed  
February 24 Kenneth Conley Given 41-month Sentence for MCC Escape, to Be Served Consecutively to 20-Year Term for Bank Robbery  
February 20 Ottawa, Ill., Man Sentenced To 7½ Years In Federal Prison For Receiving Child Pornography  
February 20 Physician Arrested for Allegedly Illegally Dispensing Oxycodone and Falsely Billing Medicare in Undercover Probe Complaint
February 19 Former Cook County Commissioner Moreno Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison for Series of Public Corruption Schemes  
February 7 Seven Defendants Indicted in Six Armed Robberies of Cell Phone Stores in Chicago Suburbs, Indiana and Downstate Illinois Indictment
February 7 Brothers Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murder in Aid of Racketeering Involving False Identification Document Ring  
February 5 Former Commodities Trader Sentenced to 6½ Years in Prison for $5.3 Million Loss to Victims in $10 Million Fraud Scheme  
February 4 Suburban Man Sentenced to Five Years in Federal Prison for Receiving Child Pornography  
January 31 Former Developer of Condo-Hotels in Chicago and Florida Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Federal Tax Evasion  
January 31 South Suburban Father and Son Indicted for Allegedly Operating $2 Million Synthetic Marijuana Mail Order Business Indictment
January 29 U.S. Indicts Corporate Audit Director on Securities Fraud Charges for Allegedly Profiting $286,000 From Insider Trading Indictment
January 27 Illinois Hospice Executive Charged With Federal Health Care Fraud For Allegedly Falsely Elevating Level Of Patients’ Care Complaint
January 21 Man Sentenced to 52 Months in Prison for Swindling Churches and Business Owners Nationwide in Advance-fee Fraud Scheme  
January 21 Four Chicago and Suburban Men Indicted in Alleged $1.4 Million Automobile Loan Fraud Scheme Indictment
January 21 Lake County Man Indicted in Alleged $3.2 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme Involving Properties in Chicago’s Englewood Community Indictment
January 16 Chicago Man Admits Mailing Scores of Threats, Including to Police Officers and Families After Cougar Was Killed in 2008 Plea Agreement

January 14 H. Ty Warner Sentenced to Probation After Paying $80 Million in Taxes and Penalties for Tax Evasion on Funds Hidden in Secret Swiss Bank Accounts  
January 9 Chicago U.S. Attorney’s Office Collected $78.1 Million in Civil and Criminal Actions in Fiscal Year 2013  
January 9 One Tax Preparer Pleads Guilty and Another Sentenced to Five Years in Prison in Separate Federal Income Tax Fraud Cases Plea Agreement
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