Huntley Concrete Businessman Admits “Under the Table” Payments to Union Employees and Shorting Social Security $2 Million

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: HUNTLEY BUSINESSMAN PLEADS GUILTY TO CAUSING UNION BENEFIT FUNDS TO FILE FALSE STATEMENTS AND FAILING TO PAY $600,000 IN FEDERAL FICA TAXES ROCKFORD — A Huntley, Ill., businessman pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge … Continue reading

Home Health Care Medicaid & Medicare Fraud Convictions Continue

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: Chicago Marketer Convicted of Illegally Pocketing Bribes in Exchange for Referring Elderly Patients to Skokie-Based Home Health Company CHICAGO — A federal judge today convicted a Chicago marketer of taking illegal payments … Continue reading

Woodstock Woman Pleads Guilty to Bankruptcy Fraud

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: Woodstock Woman Pleads Guilty To False Statements In Bankruptcy ROCKFORD — SOULA APOSTOLOPOULOS, 46, of Woodstock, Ill., formerly of Barrington Hills, Ill., pled guilty today before U.S. District Judge Philip G. Reinhard … Continue reading

Different Approaches to Computer Security Breaches – Advocate Group and McHenry County College

Along with a couple of million other Chicago area residents, I received a letter from Advocate Medical Group’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Kevin McCune today. Not being a recent student or employee of McHenry County College, I had to rely … Continue reading

20 Months for Home Health Care Kickback Scheme

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: HOME HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATOR SENTENCED TO 20 MONTHS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR HEALTH CARE FRAUD AND KICKBACK SCHEME ROCKFORD — An Elmhurst, Ill., woman was sentenced today in federal court to 20 … Continue reading

Crystal Lake Ex-Northrop Grumman Employee Matthew Smith-Meck Charged with $215,000 in Credit Card Fraud

Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems Business Development Director Matthew Smith-Meck has been indicted on a five-count indictment by the U.S. Attorney’s Office. From 2006-8, the Crystal Lake man is accused of misusing his company American Express the run of about … Continue reading

Five, including Female School Board Member & Transportation Director, Indicted in $800,000 School Bus Kickback Scheme

This press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office tells of how a female North Chicago School Board member conspired with the female Transportation Director to get kickbacks from school bus companies. I mention the public officials’ gender because it is … Continue reading

Treasury Bill Trader Cheats Clients, Gets 5 Years, $2 Million to Pay 45 Victims

FORMER CBOT MEMBER AND FLOOR TRADER SENTENCED TO FIVE YEARS IN PRISON FOR DEFRAUDING CUSTOMERS OUT OF MORE THAN $2 MILLION CHICAGO — A former floor trader and member of the Chicago Board of Trade was sentenced yesterday to five … Continue reading

Grocer Food Stamp Fraud in Waukegan, $375,000 in Cash Found

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office,: WAUKEGAN GROCER AND WIFE INDICTED FOR ALLEGEDLY DEFRAUDING U.S. FOOD STAMP AND NUTRITION PROGRAMS OF MORE THAN $500,000 CHICAGO — A Waukegan couple who operate a small grocery were indicted for allegedly … Continue reading