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.
Chicago’s famous skyline has over the years been dominated by iconic skyscrapers bearing the names of major insurance companies, including the Willis Tower, Aon Center and of course, the John Hancock Center (now known by its 875 North Michigan Avenue address).
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.
Federal officials recently announced charges against more than 50 people this week, with arrests in Chicago, north to Wisconsin and far south to Mexico.
There are both state and federal laws surrounding drugs. If you’re charged with a drug-related crime, how do you know whether your case will be tried in state or federal court? What’s the difference between these two systems?
The term “white collar crime” has sprung up in recent years and now pervades our media. Many of us have an abstract understanding of what white collar crimes entail. We may have vague notions of rich Wall Street investors sitting in their lofty high-rise offices, collecting money through duplicitous means. But what are white collar crimes actually, and how do they differ from corporate crimes?
As with many videos that go viral showing police officers disregarding citizens’ civil rights, the video involving a Salt Lake City police detective and an emergency room nurse is quite disturbing. The officer demands that the nurse draw blood from an unconscious suspect under the auspice of implied consent, but the nurse, acting consistent with state law, refuses.
Drug crimes are some of the most fiercely pursued and punished in the country. There are both state and federal laws that ban the use of illicit drugs, and the consequences associated with these charges can ruin people's lives. Even if they are able to get out of jail at some point in the future, they are often left devoid of options to recover from their crime because their criminal history reduces their chances to find suitable living or a job.
Is Martin Shkreli a notorious, cold and calculating executive who committed fraud by robbing “Peter” to pay “Paul?” Or, is the 34-year-old Wall Street wunderkind a non-conformist who marches to the beat of his own personal and professional drums?
Given all of the recent discussion over the last week about the latest version of the healthcare bill, it's possible that many people overlooked a joint announcement by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price concerning a national health care fraud crackdown.