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December 2013 Archives

Illinois teenager charged with murder in the death of his brother

Most people associate this time of year with food and family. However, spending time with family doesn't always have a positive outcome. Tensions can sometimes arise when a family spends time together, making holiday gatherings somewhat stressful and sometimes even filled with conflict. One family in Illinois is now dealing with the death of a young man and the fact that the deceased's brother has now been charged with murder.

3 accused of mail fraud in purported mortgage scam

Warrants were recently issued for the arrest of three individuals, stemming from allegations of a mortgage scam for homeowners in the Aurora area. Illinois and federal authorities suspect that the three individuals tricked homeowners into paying them for foreclosure help. Supposedly, no assistance was actually rendered. So far, only one of the three has yet to be arrested; all three are charged with mail fraud.

Former Illinois baseball league treasurer faces felony charge

For many children, playing baseball is one of their favorite pastimes and holds fond memories for them well into adulthood. However, one Illinois youth baseball league has recently been rocked by an alleged scandal. The former treasurer for the league faces a felony charge after being accused of stealing almost $80,000 from the league.

Illinois men each face felony drug charge after police search

When an individual is faced with some life choices, he or she may not always choose the path that has the best outcomes. The decision, such as making money through questionable means, may seem like a good one at the time, but the decision maker may realize it was a mistake if authorities are alerted to their activities. Some choices could lead to a felony drug charge, and individuals may wish to explore their legal options.

Notable Results

  • Accusation: Attempt First Degree Murder
  • Facing: 30 years in prison at 85%
  • Result: Post-conviction petition granted
  • Accusation: Solicitation of a Prostitute, Obstructing Justice, Battery
  • Facing: 365 days in jail, loss of legal residence
  • Result: All charges but battery dropped, one year expungeable supervision
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