The penalties that accompany a criminal conviction vary widely depending on what the crime underlying the conviction. In addition to time in prison and fines, in some cases people must provide personal information to a registry, such as their name, where they live and their physical description. The failure to comply with the registration requirements could lead to further issues. While readers probably know about the Illinois sex offender registry, there are other convictions that could lead to a similar registration.
There are many crimes that seem to get dramatized in late night television shows. As a result, many people in Chicago are familiar with assault, embezzlement and blackmail. However, mail fraud is frequently a complex accusation that many people know little about. Luckily, the attorneys at the Law Office of Stephen L. Richards have experience with such charges and can help you fight if you are accused or are suspected of such crimes.
There are many types of crime that are committed every day. However, there are also many people who are accused of a crime they did not commit. Even if they did commit the crime, there is often a different side of the story that may paint any alleged incident in a different light. If a person in Illinois is accused of embezzlement, there are several things that must be proven.
Organ and tissue donation can save lives. As a result, news of transplants frequently make the evening news programs. However, issues regarding such donations are making the news in Illinois for reasons other than their abilities to save lives. Three people are now accused of fraud for actions allegedly taken regarding an unnamed donation network.
For people who have experience with a relative who is so ill they are unable to leave the house, in-home care is a valuable tool to ensure their loved one receives the health care services they need without having to risk transportation to a facility. However, federal officials now claim that an Illinois nurse who runs a company that provides such services has committed health care fraud. If found guilty of the criminal charges against her, she could face a $250,000 fine and up to 10 years in prison -- in addition to court-ordered restitution.
The vast majority of people work hard for their money. Those who may have extra to invest, may look for a trustworthy person to handle their investment. Unfortunately, investing comes with a certain degree of risk. Just as one might gain money by making a good investment, money can just as easily be lost. Unfortunately, one Chicago man has been accused of fraud after claims that he illegally handled money he was expected to invest.
A government with unlimited powers could result in the wrongful imprisonment of people. For example, a member of a corrupt government could simply have a political opponent, for example, imprisoned. As a result, this country has several safeguards in place to ensure the rights of those accused of a crime. A man who once lived in Chicago was recently accused of wire and mail fraud. He will likely be working to ensure that all of his rights are preserved throughout the criminal process.
As people lost jobs over the last few years, some turned to government assistance to help them through their hardships. Government programs, such as food stamps, allow people to purchase approved food items. Investigators claim that one woman in Chicago, now accused of fraud, took hundreds of thousands of dollars from the public assistance program.
Doctors have very difficult jobs. They spend years of their lives training to become a doctor, often acquiring hundreds of thousands of dollars in student loan debt. When they actually become a doctor, they have patients who pressure them for prescription drugs they may not even need and work long hours in order to ensure that their patients receive the best possible medical care available. Unfortunately for one doctor in Illinois, he has now been charged with health care fraud as a result of a federal investigation against him.
Some people know from an early age that their life's work will be devoted to bettering the lives of others. This type of work can take many forms, including teachers, doctors and humanitarians. One man, apparently inspired by the poor treatment of his grandmother, claims that his way of doing this was by providing care to those who are near the end of their lives by running a network of hospices in Illinois. However, prosecutors, who have accused the man of health care fraud, claim that his goal was actually to make money.