Category: Crime&Justice

Alabama Computer Store Owner Charged in Fraud Scheme to Acquire, Sell Government Computers Intended for Schools, Nonprofit Organizations

PEORIA, Ill. – An Athens, Alabama computer store owner has been charged with exploiting a government computer surplus program for his personal benefit. A federal grand...

Florida Man Charged with Defrauding Local Investor

PEORIA, Ill. – A federal grand jury today indicted Timothy Herman, 57, of Lake Mary, Fla., of defrauding a Peoria area victim of approximately $600,000. The indictment...

Former Postal Employee Indicted for Theft from U.S. Mail

ROCKFORD — A McHenry woman was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury for theft from the U.S. mail.  JENNIFER L. DUNCAN, 51, a former U.S. Postal worker, was...

East St. Louis Woman Sentenced to Prison for Arson

  Donald S. Boyce, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced that LoriM. Jones, 50, of East St. Louis, Illinois, was sentenced today for...

Mexican National Arrested for Allegedly Selling a Kilogram of Fentanyl to Undercover Law Enforcement Agent in Chicago

CHICAGO — A Mexican national has been arrested for allegedly selling a kilogram of fentanyl to an undercover law enforcement agent near Midway Airport in Chicago....

Benton Man Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Southern Illinois Healthcare

  On June 13, 2018, Cary E. Mosley, 48, of Benton, Illinois, pled guilty to defrauding his former employer, Southern Illinois Healthcare (“SIH”), announced...

Former Treasurer for City of Zeigler, IL sentenced to Four Years in Prison for Embezzlement and Fraud

  On the morning of June 12, 2018, at the United States District Court in Benton, Illinois, Ryan A. Thorpe, 44, the former Treasurer for the City of Zeigler, was...

Loves Park Man Pleads Guilty to Producing Child Pornography

ROCKFORD — A Loves Park man pleaded guilty Monday before U.S. District Judge Philip G. Reinhard to producing child pornography.  GRANT WOJAHN, 37, admitted in his...

More Than 50 Defendants Charged in Joint Federal and State Narcotics Investigation Centered on West Side of Chicago

CHICAGO — More than 50 individuals, including an alleged Mexico-based drug trafficker and a Wisconsin-based courier, are facing criminal charges as part of a joint...

Chicago Man Sentenced to 28 Years in Federal Prison for Producing and Sharing Child Pornography

CHICAGO — A Chicago man has been sentenced to 28 years in federal prison for producing hundreds of photos and videos of child pornography. CHRISTOPHER M. HALL, 44,...