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Federal investigation leaves 3 in Illinois accused of fraud

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.

2 teens charged with murder after Chicago shooting

The average teenager in America has a certain life. They generally go to school, do their homework and hang out with friends. Many work after school jobs or participate in extracurricular activities. However, Chicago police claim the alleged actions of two teenagers are anything but average. The two teens have now been charged with murder.

Illinois nurse accused of health care fraud

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.

Woman arrested in Illinois on prostitution, drug charge

Some people might argue that it is simply in some people’s nature to assume the worst about another person. These assumptions seem to increase when a person is acting contrary to normal expectations, even if those actions are not necessarily illegal. For example, police in Illinois have recently arrested a woman on a prostitution and drug charge after witnessing a man make a phone call.

Chicago man charged with murder months after teenagers death

Emotions are often unruly. They are sometimes difficult to control, causing otherwise innocuous encounters to turn to violence. Unfortunately, a person who feels his or her life might be jeopardized by another’s actions may feel the need to react to the threat in self-defense. After a scuffle in Chicago involving a teenager, one man has now found himself charged with murder. However, it is unclear if they man may have been acting in self-defense or how the authorities were able to connect him to the murder.

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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