Information on just about every subject is today readily available online. Because data about Chicago real estate listings and sales are now publicly available, experts say that we have entered a golden age of mortgage fraud.
Of all of Chicago’s suburbs, Ford Heights is one of the smallest and least well-known. Covering slightly less than two square miles, the village about 25 miles south of downtown Chicago has fewer than 3,000 residents.
A Chicago woman was recently accused by federal prosecutors of defrauding the IRS. She and two others allegedly filed false tax returns for clients and then received the refunds.
Regular readers of our legal blog know that we recently wrote about a pair of Chicago cops who are accused of lying to Cook County judges to get search warrants. Prosecutors believe Sgt. Xavier Elizondo and Officer David Salgado used improperly obtained warrants to conduct searches in order to steal cash and drugs from the homes of those raided and arrest the residents on drug trafficking charges.