Feds allege Mokena woman defrauded state child care assistance program
The indictment was initially filed Nov. 5 and placed under seal, then unsealed Nov. 23 following the filing of a motion by prosecutors. Arrest warrants were issued for the defendants shortly after the indictment was filed.chicagotribune.com
Fifteen Members and Associates of Philadelphia La Cosa Nostra Indicted on Federal Racketeering Charges
A superseding indictment was unsealed today against 15 defendants, including alleged members and associates of the South Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey-based criminal organization La Cosa Nostra (LCN), popularly known as the ‘mafia’ or ‘mob.’ The superseding indictment charges various crimes including racketeering conspiracy, illegal gambling, loansharking, extortion, and drug trafficking. The defendants charged in the seven-count superseding indictment are Steven Mazzone, aka “Stevie,” 56; Domenic Grande, aka “Dom,” “Mr. According to court documents, the Philadelphia LCN is one of a number of LCN organized crime families based in various cities throughout the United States. After this ceremony, these men (who must be of 100 percent Italian ancestry) are then referred to as “made members” of LCN. Made members and associates who break Omerta are looked upon unfavorably as “rats” and may be targeted for death by other members of the group.justice.gov
Madigan’s 36-year grip on House speaker’s post in doubt as corruption probe erodes once solid support from Democrats
“These same individuals will likely claim this indictment should end my tenure as a public official, even though it alleges no criminal conduct on my part, nor does it allege I had knowledge of any criminal conduct by others,” he said. “Some individuals have spent millions of dollars and worked diligently to establish a false narrative that I am corrupt and unethical. I have publicly ignored their antics because those who know me and work with me know that this rhetoric is simply untrue.”chicagotribune.com
6 Russian military officers charged in vast hacking campaign
(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, pool)WASHINGTON – The Justice Department announced charges Monday against Russian intelligence officers in cyberattacks that targeted a French presidential election, the Winter Olympics in South Korea and American businesses. The seven-count indictment is the most recent in a series of Justice Department prosecutions of Russian hackers, often working on behalf of the government. One of the six charged in the case announced Monday was among the Russian military intelligence officers charged with hacking in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference. The timing of the indictment was unrelated to the upcoming election in the U.S., said Assistant Attorney General John Demers. The indictment accuses the officers, for instance, of hacking into the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea after Russia was punished by the International Olympic Committee for a vast doping conspiracy.
Matagorda County Sheriff Frank Osborne arrested, charged with tampering with government record, records show
HOUSTON – Matagorda County Sheriff Frank Osborne was arrested and charged with tampering with a government record, according to court records. The indictment alleges Osborne removed or redacted the jailing record of an inmate from the Matagorda County Jail on or about Feb. 3, 2020, according to court records. KPRC 2 has learned that Osborne is out of jail on a $5,000 bond. This is a developing story.