U.S. Attorney Takes on Workers Comp Fraud, Post Office Workers Targeted

The U.S. Attorney’s Office has entered an arena where I have not seen it before: worker’s comp. Here is the press release: CHIROPRACTOR AND PHYSICIAN AMONG THREE DEFENDANTS INDICTED IN ALLEGED $1 MILLION HEALTH CARE FRAUD SCHEME CHICAGO — A … Continue reading

Feds Expand Video Gambling Indictment

BERWYN BUSINESSMAN ARRESTED ON FEDERAL ILLEGAL GAMBLING AND TAX FRAUD CHARGES; ADDED AS EIGHTH DEFENDANT IN NEW INDICTMENT CHICAGO – A Chicago man who allegedly helped a criminal organization run its illegal gambling activities was arrested today on federal gambling … Continue reading

Libertyville Real Estate Developer’s Ponzi Swindling Scheme Catches Fed’s Attention

It’s Ponzi scheme attack week for Chicago’s U.S. Attorney’s office. Yesterday, it $77 million was identified. Today it is “more than $10 million.” Projects mentioned in the indictment of Forrest David Laidley are Glen Gateway Partners and The Glen Gateway … Continue reading

Another Chicago Area Ponzi Scheme

The U.S. Attorney’s Office has issued the following press release about another alleged Ponzi scheme in Chicagoland: FRANK A. CASTALDI CHARGED WITH ALLEGEDLY SWINDLING MORE THAN 450 INVESTORS IN $77 MILLION PONZI-SCHEME CHICAGO – A suburban businessman who offered and … Continue reading

Blagojevich’s Former Chief of Staff Pleads Guilty to Charges Concerning Appointment of or Barack Obama’s U.S. Senate Replacement; Blow by Blow Account

John Harris, former Governor Rod Blagojevich’s chief of staff, has plead guilty to “participating in a scheme to commit wire fraud, including through the deprivation of honest services.” Harris admits that “from approximately October 2008 to on or about December … Continue reading

Former Union Man Sentenced to 23 Years+ in Federal Prison for Online Enticement of 13-Year Old Girl to Engage in Sexual Activity

Here’s a press release that just arrived from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: McHENRY COUNTY MAN SENTENCED TO 280 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR ENTICING 13-YEAR-OLD GIRL TO ENGAGE IN SEXUAL ACTIVITY CHICAGO – A McHenry County man was sentenced to more … Continue reading

Two Round Lake Folks Join Mortgage Fraud Parade

U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald issued a press release today implicating two Round Lake Beach Residents. This continues the Chicago-area effort to attack the supply side of the mortgage fraud scandal. The details follow: SIX AREA DEFENDANTS INDICTED IN ALLEGED$10 MILLION … Continue reading

Two Round Lake Folks Join Mortgage Fraud Parade

U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald issued a press release today implicating two Round Lake Beach Residents. This continues the Chicago-area effort to attack the supply side of the mortgage fraud scandal. The details follow: SIX AREA DEFENDANTS INDICTED IN ALLEGED$10 MILLION … Continue reading

Did You Know the U.S. Attorney Helps Collect Child Support?

I didn’t. But, today while waiting for the vote on the impeachment of Rod Blagojevich and listening to Channel 9’s DNA paternity show, the following press release from Patrick Fitzgerald arrived. Fox has also covered the entire proceedings so far. … Continue reading

Did You Know the U.S. Attorney Helps Collect Child Support?

I didn’t. But, today while waiting for the vote on the impeachment of Rod Blagojevich and listening to Channel 9’s DNA paternity show, the following press release from Patrick Fitzgerald arrived. Fox has also covered the entire proceedings so far. … Continue reading

Illinois Libertarians Express Support for Patrick Fitzgerald’s Retention

Below is a press release that arrived from the Illinois Libertarian Party. It’s political point is that, with a Republican governor in jail and a Democratic one about to be indicted, “It is clear that Illinois voters deserve to have … Continue reading

Illinois Libertarians Express Support for Patrick Fitzgerald’s Retention

Below is a press release that arrived from the Illinois Libertarian Party. It’s political point is that, with a Republican governor in jail and a Democratic one about to be indicted, “It is clear that Illinois voters deserve to have … Continue reading

Fitzgerald Asks for More Time to Indict Blagojevich

April 7, 2009. That’s the new Rod Blagojevich indictment deadline being sought by Chicago’s United States Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald. Too many tapped thousands of telephone calls to analyze. Too many new witnesses to interview. Too many potential defendants. Grand juries … Continue reading

Fitzgerald Asks for More Time to Indict Blagojevich

April 7, 2009. That’s the new Rod Blagojevich indictment deadline being sought by Chicago’s United States Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald. Too many tapped thousands of telephone calls to analyze. Too many new witnesses to interview. Too many potential defendants. Grand juries … Continue reading