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Judge sentences Crystal Lake nurse to 2 years in federal prison for tampering with medication prescribed to patients

A former assistant nursing director at a Crystal Lake rehab center has been sentenced to two years in prison on federal charges of tampering with medication prescribed to patients. A federal indictment returned in U.S. District Court in Chicago in January 2022 charged Sarah Diamond, 31, of Woodstock. Prosecutors said Diamond was employed as the […]

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Crystal Lake man facing federal charges for allegedly stealing millions, falsely filing bankruptcy

Federal prosecutors say a Crystal Lake man stole millions of dollars from investors and spent it on personal expenses before falsely declaring bankruptcy. Alan John Hanke, 50, of Crystal Lake, was charged with securities fraud conspiracy, wire fraud conspiracy, money laundering conspiracy, wire fraud, bankruptcy fraud and filing a false bankruptcy declaration. Hanke was arraigned […]

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Deerfield man among 3 charged by feds for allegedly swindling children’s charity, others out of almost $4 million

A Deerfield man is among three suspects facing federal charges after prosecutors say they swindled investors, including a children’s charity, out of almost $4 million. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois said Lee S. Rose, 82, of Deerfield; Edward L. Wooten, 51, of Macon, Georgia; and John L. Krcil, 55, of […]

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Former owner of chiropractic business in Libertyville charged by feds for defrauding insurance company out of $430K

The former owner of a chiropractic business in Libertyville has been charged in federal court with defrauding an insurance company out of at least $430,000 for non-existent services. Seung Han Lim, 40, of Lincolnshire, was charged with 14 counts of healthcare fraud in the U.S. District Court of Northern Illinois. Lim owned and operated Movement […]

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Crystal Lake nurse pleads guilty to federal charges for tampering with medication prescribed to patients

A Woodstock woman, who worked as the assistant nursing director at a Crystal Lake rehab center, has pleaded guilty to federal charges for tampering with medication prescribed to patients. A federal indictment was returned in U.S. District Court in Chicago in January 2022 charging Sarah Diamond, 30, of Woodstock. Prosecutors said Diamond was employed as […]

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FBI Chicago hunting ‘sextortion’ suspect who threatened to livestream, kill child and their family

FBI Chicago is searching for a man wanted on federal charges for using social media apps to extort children for sexual images and, in one instance, allegedly threatening to livestream the murder of a child and their family. A federal arrest warrant has been issued for David Patrick Sheffield on the charge of interstate communication […]

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Feds charge Lake Forest doctor in alleged scheme that defrauded IRS out of $1.6 million in taxes

A doctor from Lake Forest, who was convicted 20 years ago of Medicare fraud, is facing federal charges after prosecutors say he defrauded the IRS out of $1.6 million in taxes. A federal grand jury returned an indictment Friday charging Krishnaswami Sriram, 64, of Lake Forest, with tax evasion, filing false tax returns and assisting […]

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Former staffer of U.S. Rep Brad Schneider gets 9 months in prison after stealing taxpayer money, impersonating FBI

A former staffer of U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider has been sentenced to nine months in prison for embezzling almost $80,000 in taxpayer money, which was discovered after he was caught impersonating an FBI agent. Sterling Carter, 25, of Glenwood, Georgia, was employed as the director of operations for Schneider. The 10th District, represented by Schneider, […]

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Federal charges possible against Highland Park suspect, who prosecutors say confessed to mass shooting

Authorities say the Highland Park suspect confessed to the mass shooting and contemplated committing a second attack in Wisconsin hours later. Federal charges may be filed against him. Robert E. Crimo III, 21, of Highwood, was charged with seven counts of first-degree murder “for the killing spree that he has unleashed against our community,” Lake […]