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Ex-Burnham clerk gets 18 months for theft

CHICAGO | A former Burnham village clerk was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison Tuesday after pleading guilty in May to stealing more than $650,000 from Burnham, spending much of it at Indiana casinos.

September 09, 2014 12:39 pm

South Holland woman gets nearly 4 years in prison for filing false tax returns

CHICAGO |  A federal judge sentenced a South Holland tax preparer to nearly four years in prison Thursday for filing nearly 3,200 fraudulent federal income tax returns for clients, claiming $3.37 million in refunds.

May 22, 2014 4:00 pm

Former cop gets 40 years in drug, weapons case

HAMMOND | A former downstate police officer was sentenced Friday to 40 years in federal prison for his role in a region drug dealing and weapons conspiracy, prosecutors announced.

November 22, 2013 6:10 pm
Jackson to sell home to pay $750,000 judgment

Jackson to sell home to pay $750,000 judgment

CHICAGO | Prison-bound former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. plans to sell his home in Washington, D.C., to help pay a $750,000 forfeiture judgment — part of his sentence for illegally dipping into his campaign coffers and spending the money on rock 'n' roll memorabilia, furs capes, vacations…

October 25, 2013 3:57 pm
Rapper discusses working with prisoner

Rapper discusses working with prisoner

During breaks of shooting his music video, rapper Tex da Message talks about his project with Duke Tanner.

June 02, 2013 12:00 am

Griffith man sentenced to prison for selling meth

HAMMOND | A Griffith man has been sentenced to about 10 years in federal prison for possessing and distributing at least 500 grams of methamphetamine.

March 08, 2013 2:52 pm
'Fast Eddie' Vrdolyak released from Indiana federal prison

'Fast Eddie' Vrdolyak released from Indiana federal prison

Former Chicago Alderman Edward "Fast Eddie" Vrdolyak was released from federal prison in Terre Haute, Ind., on Thursday after serving a 10-month sentence for his role in a real estate kickback scheme.

November 17, 2011 1:30 pm
Former E.C. mayor, city supervisor found guilty of stealing gov't money to fix home

Former E.C. mayor, city supervisor found guilty of stealing gov't money to fix home

HAMMOND | Remodeling costs were higher than expected for former East Chicago Mayor George Pabey and a former city supervisor.

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