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Pending Criminal Division Cases

United States v. Jiongsheng “Jim” Zhao
Court Docket No.: 1:18-cr-00024 (N.D. Illinois)

Court Assigned: This case is assigned to the Honorable John J. Tharp, Jr., U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Everett McKinley Dirksen United States Courthouse, 219 South Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60604. Unless noted in an update below, all court events will take place at this location.

UPDATE – January 21, 2020: The sentencing hearing for defendant Jim Zhao previously scheduled for December 17, 2019, has been rescheduled for February 4, 2020, at 10 AM.

August 27, 2019: The sentencing hearing for defendant Jim Zhao previously scheduled for October 10, 2019, has been rescheduled for December 17, 2019, at 10 AM.

April 9, 2019: The sentencing for defendant Jim Zhao previously scheduled for July 19, 2019, at 10:00 AM, has been rescheduled for October 10, 2019, at 10:00 AM.

A sentencing date for defendant Jim Zhao is scheduled for July 19, 2019, at 10:00 AM.

For information about the charges in this case, please click here.

Because of the court’s schedule, hearing dates could change on very short notice. If you plan on attending, you may want to contact the Victim Assistance Line toll-free at (888) 549-3945 or email us at



Updated February 8, 2021