Category: Illinois – Northern District

Suburban Chicago Man Sentenced to More Than 13 Years in Prison for Conspiring to Provide Material Support to ISIS | USAO-NDIL

CHICAGO — A man from a north suburb of Chicago was sentenced today to more than 13 years in federal prison for conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic…

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Justice Department Moves to Intervene in Disability Discrimination Suit Against City of Chicago Regarding Pedestrians With Visual Disabilities | USAO-NDIL

WASHINGTON – The Justice Department today moved to intervene in a disability discrimination lawsuit that private plaintiffs with visual disabilities brought against the City of Chicago under the Americans with…

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Man Who Set Fire to Chicago Police Vehicle During Civil Unrest Pleads Guilty In Federal Court | USAO-NDIL

CHICAGO — A man admitted in federal court today that he threw a lit firework into a Chicago Police vehicle during a period of civil unrest in downtown Chicago last…

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Suburban Chicago Man Sentenced to Two and a Half Years in Prison For Illegal Sports Gambling and Tax Offenses | USAO-NDIL

CHICAGO — A suburban Chicago man was sentenced today to two and a half years in federal prison for conducting an illegal sports gambling business and filing false tax returns….

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Suburban Chicago Tax Preparer Charged With COVID-Relief Fraud | USAO-NDIL

CHICAGO – A suburban Chicago tax preparer has been indicted on federal fraud charges for allegedly fraudulently assisting customers in obtaining millions of dollars in loans under the Coronavirus Aid,…

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Woman Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Coercing Members of Church Ministry Into Forced Labor | USAO-NDIL

CHICAGO — The self-appointed bishop of a Pennsylvania ministry has been sentenced to 12 years in federal prison for forcing church members to work certain jobs, pocketing their earnings, and directing…

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Chicago Man Pleads Guilty to Participating in Illegal Sports Gambling Business | USAO-NDIL

CHICAGO — A Chicago man pleaded guilty in federal court today to participating in an illegal gambling business that involved wagers on professional and collegiate sporting events. NICHOLAS STELLA, 43,…

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Chicago Consultant Charged With Federal Tax Offenses | USAO-NDIL

CHICAGO — A Chicago consultant was indicted today on tax offenses for allegedly underreporting and failing to file federal income taxes. ANNAZETTE COLLINS, also known as “Annazette Collins-Langston” and “Annazette…

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Woman Indicted on Federal Firearm Charge for Allegedly Providing Handgun to Convicted Felon | USAO-NDIL

CHICAGO — A woman has been indicted on a federal firearm charge for allegedly providing a semi-automatic handgun to a convicted felon whom she knew was not lawfully allowed to…

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Federal Jury Convicts Former Mayor of Portage, Ind., on Bribery Charge | USAO-NDIL

CHICAGO — A federal jury today convicted the former mayor of Portage, Ind., on a bribery charge for soliciting and pocketing money in connection with the awarding of city contracts….

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