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Former U.S. Postal Service Employee in Chicago Charged With Stealing Stimulus Checks From Mail in March 2021

CHICAGO — A former U.S. Postal Service employee in Chicago has been indicted on federal charges for allegedly stealing government stimulus checks from the mail. Olivia L. Bryant, 33, of Chicago, is charged with three […]

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Southern California Businessman Sentenced to 1 Year in Federal Prison for Illegally Brokering Sales of Embargoed Defense Articles From China

CHICAGO — A Southern California businessman has been sentenced to a year in federal prison for illegally brokering the sales of embargoed defense articles from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and filing a false […]

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Chicago Brothers Charged in Labor Trafficking Conspiracy — Accused of Forcing Mexican Immigrants to Work in Brothers’ Construction Trade

CHICAGO — Two brothers from Chicago have been arrested on a labor trafficking charge for allegedly forcing undocumented Mexican immigrants to work in the construction trade. Agustin Arias Lopez, 30, and Juan Arias Lopez, 32, […]

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Chicago Attorney Convicted on False Statement and Tax Offenses Regarding Funds Received From Failed Bank Washington Federal Bank for Savings

CHICAGO — A federal jury today convicted a Chicago attorney on false statement and tax offenses in connection with funds he received from the failed Washington Federal Bank for Savings. Patrick D. Thompson, 52, of […]

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Naperville Resident Sentenced to 30 Years in Federal Prison for Committing Violence While Sex Trafficking Multiple Women

CHICAGO — A suburban Chicago man has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for violently sex trafficking multiple women over the course of a decade. From 2007 to 2016, Benjamin Biancofiori used false […]

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Bloomingdale Township Highway Commissioner Charged in Kickback Scheme, Accused of Approving Fake Invoices

The Commissioner of the Bloomingdale Township Road District received kickbacks from the owner of an excavation company in exchange for approving hundreds of thousands of dollars in invoices for purported road work, most of which […]

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U.S. Attorney John Lausch and Attorney General William P. Barr Provide Update on Operation Legend: 61 Charged in 49 Cases

John R. Lausch, Jr., United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, today, Wednesday, August 19, 2020, joined Attorney General William P. Barr to announce an update on Operation Legend. Operation Legend is a […]

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Male Offender of Aurora Arrested on Federal Civil Disorder Charge For Allegedly Throwing An Explosive Device at a Naperville Police Vehicle at Protest

A male suspect and resident of Aurora was arrested Friday June 26, 2020 on a federal civil disorder charge for allegedly throwing an explosive or incendiary device at a Naperville Police Department vehicle during a […]

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Ten Suspects Charged in Federal Investigation That Dismantled Texas-to-Chicago Drug distribution Pipeline

Federal law enforcement seized more than 14 kilograms of cocaine and 15 firearms as part of an investigation that dismantled a Texas-to-Chicago narcotics pipeline and resulted in charges against ten defendants. During the investigation, dubbed […]