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 a variety of different treatments a person can seek when experiencing some sort of physical ailment. Of all of the treatments available, many people argue for the various benefits of seeing a chiropractor. Treatment from a chiropractor can, they claim, reduce back pain or headaches, for example. However, one woman in Illinois claims that her chiropractor crossed a line during a treatment session. The doctor must now mount a felony defense after charges were filed against him.
There are many types of sports fans across the country. There are those who only support a team when it is winning, while others are faithful -- even fanatical -- during years of failure. However, any person would be angry and demand justice if they learned that they had lost money purchasing tickets that turned out the be fake. Unfortunately, one man in Illinois now faces a felony charge after allegedly selling fake Blackhawk tickets over the Internet.
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.
For many people in the country, New Year's Eve is a time of reflection, celebration and hope for the future. Many people think of their successes from the past year and plan for future success. While some people spend the evening with friends and family bringing in yet another year, others spend a quiet evening to themselves. Unfortunately, for one man in the Chicago area, what police officers claim was a celebration for the arrival of 2014 resulted in his hospitalization and arrest on a felony charge.
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.
There are millions of government employees who help ensure the day-to-day lives of residents run smoothly. They provide a valuable service that enriches the lives of individuals. One government employee in Cook County has recently been accused of fraud as investigators claims she conspired with someone else to steal money from the county.
The embattled owner of a Chicago hospital has finally issued a statement after his April arrest. The man, accused of fraud, denies his involvement with any criminal activity, instead insisting that the allegations against him were the result of criminals who simply wanted to paint themselves in a better light with the government. Partly as a result of the allegations against him, hospital officials have said it was necessary to shut down the hospital temporarily in order to correct their financial situation, bringing about concerns regarding people in the area's access to healthcare.