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Federal Prosecutors

Former Illinois health official pleads guilty in $13M fraud case

SPRINGFIELD | A former human resources director at the Illinois Department of Health pleaded guilty to federal charges related to a $13 million grant fraud case.

September 24, 2014 1:59 pm

Juror anonimity crucial in reputed E.C. gang member trial, prosecutors say

HAMMOND | Federal prosecutors are pressing for a fully anonymous jury during the upcoming trial of a reputed Imperial Gangsters member facing the death penalty.

September 21, 2014 8:39 pm

Beanie Babies creator's sentence debated in court

CHICAGO | Federal prosecutors seeking in an appeal to put the billionaire Beanie Babies creator in prison for hiding millions in Swiss bank accounts told judges Wednesday that the toy maker's sentence of probation threatens to erode the judicial system's ability to deter other tax evaders.

September 17, 2014 1:20 pm

Feds probe Quinn's anti-violence program

CHICAGO | Federal prosecutors have asked for information related to Gov. Pat Quinn's troubled anti-violence program which has also been the subject of a scathing state auditor's report and a probe by the Cook County state's attorney.

May 01, 2014 1:30 pm

U.S. prosecutors jockeying to try captured drug lord

WASHINGTON | Federal prosecutors across the United States are already jockeying over who will handle any case against drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, even though it's far from clear whether he'll ever be brought to this country to face charges.

February 26, 2014 12:00 am

Feds take turn at prosecuting deadly arson case

ST. LOUIS | Sandra Bryant's life the past decade has been one of great escapes, the first coming with her fleeing her family's burning house unscathed as her teenage son died inside.

November 12, 2011 6:15 pm
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