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Former staffer of U.S. Rep Brad Schneider pleads guilty to stealing almost $80,000 in taxpayer money

A former staffer of U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider, whose district includes Lake County, has pleaded guilty to embezzling almost $80,000 in taxpayer money by falsifying paperwork, prosecutors said. Sterling Carter, 24, of Glenwood, Georgia, was employed as the director of operations for Schneider. The 10th District, represented by Schneider, includes a large part of Lake […]

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Crystal Lake nurse indicted by federal grand jury on charges she tampered with medication prescribed to patients

A Woodstock woman, who worked as the assistant nursing director at a Crystal Lake rehab center, is facing federal charges for allegedly tampering with medication that was prescribed to patients. A federal indictment was returned in U.S. District Court in Chicago charging Sarah Diamond, 29, of the 2000 block of Olmstead Drive in Woodstock. Prosecutors […]

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Zion man sentenced to 5 years on federal charges for transporting cocaine across state lines

A Zion man was sentenced to five years in prison on federal charges that he transported cocaine and a large amount of drug money across state lines, prosecutors said. Andre Neal, 44, of Zion, was charged in United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana with one count of interstate travel in aid […]

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McHenry woman among numerous charged in scheme to defraud millions of dollars out of federal program

A 29-year-old McHenry woman is among nine people who were charged with participating in a scheme that defrauded millions of dollars from a federal low-income food program, prosecutors said. Marisol Zavala, 29, of McHenry, and eight other Chicago-area convenience store owners and workers were indicted for allegedly scheming to fraudulently redeem checks from the Women, […]

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Mundelein, Volo residents face federal charges for sending defense articles to Russia

Five people, including a Mundelein resident and Volo resident, were charged by federal prosecutors for illegally exporting night-vision goggles and thermal riflescopes to Russia in a multi-year scheme. Elena Shifrin, 59, of Mundelein, and Vladimir Pridacha, 55, of Volo, were both arrested on June 17 after a federal grand jury charged them with conspiring to […]