Jack Franks’ Big Survey

Don’t know how many people Chicago-base American Direction Group interviewers called, but Friday night, I was one. It’s a firm that touts its ability to target voters through research. And mobilize volunteers. The topics of the call were the Presidential … Continue reading

Woodstock’s Francis Sanchez Cops Plea in $7 Million Ponzi Scheme

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: McHENRY COUNTY BUSINESSMAN PLEADS GUILTY TO $7 MILLION FRAUD ROCKFORD — A Woodstock, Ill., man pleaded guilty today in federal court in Rockford to conducting a $7 million mail fraud scheme. Francis … Continue reading

Barrington Shores Scam Artist Indicted

The United States Attorney’s Office has taken on the prosecution of Charles H. Landwer, Jr., for (to quote Daily Herald reporters Rob Olmstead and Chuck Keeshan) “scamming the elderly and the unsuspecting out of their homes and property.” $2.4 million … Continue reading

Barrington Shores Scam Artist Indicted

The United States Attorney’s Office has taken on the prosecution of Charles H. Landwer, Jr., for (to quote Daily Herald reporters Rob Olmstead and Chuck Keeshan) “scamming the elderly and the unsuspecting out of their homes and property.” $2.4 million … Continue reading