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Billionaire faces extradition to Chicago on racketeering charge

Those who have been around Chicago for a while undoubtedly recall Operation Greylord, the 1980s investigation into corruption among Cook County judges, cops, court officials and others. One of the prosecutors who headed the undercover operation was Dan Webb, then U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois.

Twenty-nine charged with fentanyl, heroin sales across Chicago

Federal and state officials allege that the drug deals stretched across Chicago, from the South Side to the West Side and Humboldt Park. Authorities say more than two dozen suspects have been charged with a variety of drug trafficking crimes, including distribution of heroin, cocaine and fentanyl.

Doctors charged in alleged home health care fraud

As regular readers of our Chicago criminal law blog know, the Department of Justice has for several years prioritized health care fraud. The DOJ recently announced that a federal grand jury has indicted three more doctors and three employees of a home health care agency on charges of health care fraud.

Supreme Court: Warrant generally need to track location with cell data

With much of Chicago and national media busy covering political news in a tumultuous time, some important stories get overlooked or are given short shrift. Let’s rewind the clock a few days and take a look at the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision on privacy rights.

U.S. Senator acquitted of bribery

In 2015, U.S. Senator from New Jersey Robert Menendez was charged with 18 counts of corruption, which included allegations of fraud, conspiracy and bribery. Seven of these counts--all bribery offenses--were connected to Mendenez's relationship with his long-time friend, Dr. Salomon Melgen. Melgen purportedly bought Menendez a lavish trip to Paris and donated to his political campaign in exchange for Mendendez's assistance with a medical dispute, a port security contract and securing U.S. visas for Melgen's girlfriends.

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