Category: Illinois – Northern District

Man Who Illegally Possessed Handgun on Chicago Sidewalk Sentenced to Nearly 7 Years in Federal Prison | USAO-NDIL

CHICAGO — A man who illegally possessed a loaded handgun on a Chicago sidewalk and tried to flee from police has been sentenced to nearly seven years in federal prison….

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Federal Indictment Charges Thomson Penitentiary Inmate with Murder in Connection with Death of Fellow Inmate | USAO-NDIL

ROCKFORD — An inmate at the United States Penitentiary in Thomson, Ill., was indicted today by a federal grand jury on charges of murder, assault, and possession of a weapon in…

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Two Indiana Men Charged in Federal Court with Trafficking Guns from Indianapolis to Chicago | USAO-NDIL

CHICAGO — Two Indiana men have been charged with federal firearm violations for allegedly trafficking ten guns, including four semiautomatic rifles and two “ghost guns,” from Indianapolis to Chicago last…

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Registered Sex Offender From Chicago Suburb Charged With Possessing and Transporting Child Pornography | USAO-NDIL

CHICAGO — A suburban Chicago man who allegedly possessed and transported sexually explicit images of children has been indicted on federal child pornography charges. BRANDON J. BERGTHOLD, 35, of Frankfort,…

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Chicago Man Sentenced to Nearly Three Years in Federal Prison for Setting Fire to Police Vehicle During Civil Unrest | USAO-NDIL

CHICAGO — A Chicago man has been sentenced to nearly three years in federal prison for setting fire to a Chicago Police Department vehicle during a period of civil unrest…

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Owner of Suburban Chicago Manufacturing Company Guilty of $4.3 Million in Payroll Tax Offenses | USAO-NDIL

CHICAGO — The owner of a suburban Chicago manufacturing company has pleaded guilty to a federal tax offense for withholding millions of dollars in employee payroll taxes but failing to…

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Former Executive Director of Grayslake Chamber of Commerce Charged With Misappropriating $300,000 | USAO-NDIL

CHICAGO — A former Executive Director of the Grayslake Area Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Grayslake, Ill., was indicted today on federal fraud charges for allegedly misappropriating at least…

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Former Illinois State Senator Sentenced to a Year in Federal Prison for Fraudulently Receiving Salary and Benefits From Labor Union | USAO-NDIL

CHICAGO — Former Illinois State Sen. THOMAS E. CULLERTON was sentenced today to a year in federal prison for fraudulently receiving salary and benefits from a labor union. Cullerton, 52,…

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Six Years in Federal Prison for Man Who Illegally Possessed Stolen Handgun in Chicago | USAO-NDIL

CHICAGO — A man who illegally possessed a stolen semi-automatic handgun in Chicago has been sentenced to six years in federal prison. DEANDRE MORRISON illegally possessed the loaded firearm on…

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Chicago Man Charged in Federal Court With Trafficking More Than a Dozen Guns | USAO-NDIL

CHICAGO — A Chicago man has been arrested on federal firearm charges for allegedly trafficking more than a dozen guns, including a “ghost gun” and a machine gun, in the…

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