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Racketeering

Rauner Still Silent on Ohio Racketeering Lawsuit

Doug Ibendahl | Posted 11.27.2014 | Politics
Doug Ibendahl

Fallout from Illinois GOP gubernatorial nominee Bruce Rauner's private equity firm's ownership and operation of Trans Healthcare, Inc., a nationwide nursing home chain, continues to dog the challenger's campaign.

The Potemkin College in Herald Square: An Inside Look at ASA, the For-Profit College Fighting Off a RICO Lawsuit

Stephen K. Hirst | Posted 10.27.2014 | Business
Stephen K. Hirst

Done differently, perhaps the for-profit model has the potential to become what its defenders claim it is, but right now it's the wild West out there, and nothing demonstrates the need for more oversight and regulation in this area than the cash-grab/shitshow that is ASA in New York City.

Dan Rutherford Joins Bruce Rauner In Club RICO

Doug Ibendahl | Posted 08.17.2014 | Chicago
Doug Ibendahl

Regardless of how the lawsuit against Dan Rutherford plays out, it's interesting to note that two of the four Republican candidates for governor are now linked to alleged racketeering conduct.

Rauner's GTCR Settled Racketeering Lawsuit in 2006

Doug Ibendahl | Posted 07.22.2014 | Chicago
Doug Ibendahl

The case was originally filed in state court in Ohio in 2004, but was then moved to federal court.

Licensing Crimes

Bennett L. Gershman | Posted 07.10.2013 | Crime
Bennett L. Gershman

Granting criminals immunity for assisting law enforcement officials in convicting dangerous criminals is a well-established, however controversial practice.

Alleged Members Of 'Predatory' American Indian Gang On Trial

AP | AMY FORLITI | Posted 01.22.2013 | Crime

MINNEAPOLIS -- Three members of a violent American Indian gang known for terrorizing people from the Twin Cities to reservations in greater Minnesota,...

12 Lawsuits Filed Alleging Racketeering Against MSU

Business, Government Legal News from throughout WV | Andrea Lannom | Posted 02.09.2013 | College

A Shepherdstown attorney said Dec. 6 that he has filed 12 federal lawsuits and plans to file 10 more on behalf of former Mountain State University stu...

Judge, Prosecutor, Lawyer Allegedly Help Killer Escape

AP | CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN | Posted 07.02.2012 | Crime

BROWNSVILLE, Texas -- Shortly after her daughter was shot to death by a former lover, Hermila Garcia remembers hearing these comforting words from the...

Mexican Cartel Kingpin Pleads Guilty In US Court

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 03.05.2012 | Latino Voices

SAN DIEGO — Mexican drug kingpin Benjamin Arellano Felix pleaded guilty Wednesday to racketeering and conspiracy to launder money, avoiding the ...

Joe Paterno, the Penn State Tragedy and Child Molestation

Linda Kenney Baden | Posted 01.11.2012 | Sports
Linda Kenney Baden

Not one story goes by without calling Paterno 'Coach'. This tragedy is not about a 'Coach'. What some sportscasters, fans, and a small but violent flash mob of students fail to realize is that this story is not about sports.

Billionaire Bishop Charged With Bilking Brazil's Pentacostals, Sending Money to US

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 11.21.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

After a long investigation by the federal police Brazil's attorney general is finally litigating the big fraud and racketeering case against the self-anointed Pentecostal Bishop Edir Macedo.

Betty Loren-Maltese's Cicero Home Up For Auction

Posted 09.24.2011 | Chicago

The single-story, brick home once owned by Cicero's former town president Betty Loren-Maltese is set to go on the auction block at noon on Thursday an...

Motorcycle Gang Members Face Murder, Drug Charges

AP | JIM SALTER | Posted 09.11.2011 | Crime

ST. LOUIS — A nationwide motorcycle gang was responsible for killings, robberies, drug distribution and other crimes, according to a federal ind...

Cigarettes and Sinners

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

Some of the Justice Department proposals as to what the cigarette companies must say in their ads are in the nature of a confession that might be heard by a priest in a confessional.

Swiss Banker's Reaction to U.S. Treasury Hiding A.I.G. Loss

Iris Mack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Iris Mack

Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan are being subsidized by the Federal Reserve. Why can't the Fed instead subsidize Americans who want a job? How stupid do they think the American taxpayer is?

NY Man Hires Thieves To Run Stolen Comic Book Ring

bostonherald.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A western New York businessman enlisted thieves and sold on eBay a huge assortment of their stolen merchandise, including vintage comic books believed...

Ohio Chamber Lies and Hides Election Buys

Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman

The Ohio Chamber of Commerce will not reveal the list of individuals and corporations that have funded its election campaign in the Buckeye State, des...

Charging Rove With Racketeering

Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman

The injection of huge sums of cash into partisan election operations has re-defined the process of American democracy in this and several previous election cycles. We're not testing the legalities of these coordinated efforts.

Rahm Emanuel Subpoenaed In Blagojevich Trial

AP | MIKE ROBINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Lawyers for former Gov. Rod Blagojevich have subpoenaed White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel as a witness at his corruption trial, ...

Blagojevich Trial Will Start In June: Defense Request To Push Back To November Denied

AP | MIKE ROBINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A federal judge refused Wednesday to postpone the June start of ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich's corruption trial, brushing aside defense...

Junior Gotti Trial: Closing Arguments Begin In Racketeering Trial

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Don't believe a defense lawyer's argument that John "Junior" Gotti quit organized crime with a sudden epiphany more than a decade ago...

Vito Pipitone: Alleged Mafia Associate Arrested While On Honeymoon In Honolulu

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

HONOLULU — An alleged Mafia associate was arrested on racketeering charges while on his honeymoon in Honolulu. Twenty-seven-year-old Vito Pipit...

6 Bonnano New York Crime Family Members Plead Guilty To Racketeering In Florida

AP | CURT ANDERSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — One by one, members of a South Florida crew of the New York-based Bonanno crime family stood before a federal judge Wedn...

Witness: Gotti Shot, Stabbed People Who Made Fun Of Him

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — As his sister Victoria Gotti began a book tour like a celebrity author, John "Junior" Gotti sat in court, portrayed as a merciless ki...

Labor Union Officials Charged In Bribery Probe

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The leader of a powerful labor union that recently endorsed Mayor Michael Bloomberg in his re-election campaign was charged Wednesday...