Lake County Attorney Student Loan Defaulter Charged with Bribing Witness

The following press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office should be filed under “Lawyers Behaving Badly:” LAKE COUNTY ATTORNEY ARRESTED ON FRAUD AND OBSTRUCTION CHARGES; ALLEGEDLY BRIBED WITNESS IN PROBE OF MISUSING BANKRUPTCY CLIENTS’ CREDIT CARDS CHICAGO — A Lake … Continue reading

U.S. Attorney Continues Crackdown on Mortgage Fraud, Millions in Forfeiture and Restitution

The U.S. Attorney’s Office continues to roll out press releases about enforcement actions. The latest is below: TWO CHICAGO LAWYERS AMONG FOUR DEFENDANTS SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR ROLES IN MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR MORTGAGE FRAUD SCHEME CHICAGO — Four defendants, including two … Continue reading

Straw Buyers of Condos Targeted for $8.8 Million Mortgage Fraud by U.S. Attorney

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: SEVEN DEFENDANTS INDICTED IN ALLEGED $8.8 MILLION MORTGAGE FRAUD SCHEME INVOLVING 35 CONDOMINIUM LOANS IN CHICAGO CHICAGO — Seven defendants, including a Streamwood man who co-owned a Chicago condominium building and two … Continue reading