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  • Former Lake County jail guard dies awaiting trial in inmate's death

    Former Lake County jail guard dies awaiting trial in inmate's death
    One of two former correctional officers indicted on felony charges in connection with the death of a Lake County Jail inmate in 2012 has died while awaiting trial. Officials confirmed Wednesday morning that Robert Schlesser, 49, of Round Lake Beach,...
  • Suit: FBI took assets owed for child support

    Suit: FBI took assets owed for child support
    A man who helped the FBI build a criminal bankruptcy fraud case against his ex-wife is now suing the federal agency, claiming it kept nearly $150,000 in cash and jewelry seized from the former Winnetka woman that he says is owed to him for child support....
  • Orlando man gets 3 years for smuggling contraband into prison as officer

    Orlando man gets 3 years for smuggling contraband into prison as officer
    For $1,000, one inmate said, you could get a carton of cigarettes smuggled into the federal prison in Sumter County. All you had to do, the inmate told federal officials, is get the money wired into an account for an Orlando man — a corrections...
  • Surveillance video shows hospital shooting as it unfolds

    Surveillance video shows hospital shooting as it unfolds
    Medical staff members flee from the hospital room, apparently fearing for their lives, in harrowing, newly released video footage of the Nov. 3 police shooting of a Waukegan man at NorthShore Highland Park Hospital. Christopher Anderson, 27, and his 9-...
  • Officials: Fatal police shooting at Highland Park hospital justified

    Officials: Fatal police shooting at Highland Park hospital justified
    The Highland Park police officers who fatally shot a man at NorthShore Highland Park Hospital last week were justified in their actions, authorities announced Tuesday. Christopher Anderson, 27, of Waukegan, was killed Nov. 3 after he drew a gun from his...
  • With funding cut, Northampton County executive pulls plug on prison drug treatment

    With funding cut, Northampton County executive pulls plug on prison drug treatment
    Two weeks after Northampton County Council slashed the funding for a controversial drug treatment program in the prison, County Executive John Brown said he had no choice but to end it. Brown this week sent a 30-day notice to end the $3.8 million drug...
  • CEO who embezzled from Naperville charity gets prison

    CEO who embezzled from Naperville charity gets prison
    The former chief executive officer of a Naperville-based adoption agency was sentenced Thursday to prison for embezzling more than $200,000 from that organization and lavishing the money on himself. Robert G. Geniesse, 52, was sentenced to 4-1/2 years...
  • Wrongfully convicted New York man reaches $4.75-million settlement

    A New York man who spent 18 years in prison for murder he did not commit will receive a $4.75-million settlement from the state, the largest award for a wrongful conviction in New York history.  Fernando Bermudez was arrested in a 1991 shooting and...
  • Former polo mogul Goodman prefers Glades County prison

    Now that he's heading to state prison, Wellington polo club founder John Goodman says he'd like to go to Moore Haven Correctional Facility in Glades County. Last week, the 4th District Court of Appeal denied the 51-year-old felon's request for an...
  • Suspect in prostitute's strangling may have more victims, deputies say

    Suspect in prostitute's strangling may have more victims, deputies say
    A Leesburg man charged last week with torturing and killing a prostitute in Brevard County may have more victims, Brevard investigators said Monday. And they're asking the public for help. Lance David Berning, 45, an unemployed welder and father of...
  • Rothstein's right-hand woman Debra Villegas deserves big break, feds say

    Rothstein's right-hand woman Debra Villegas deserves big break, feds say
    Scott Rothstein's former right-hand woman Debra Villegas should get her federal prison term cut in half — to five years — as a reward for her extensive cooperation with investigators, prosecutors are recommending. Prosecutors say her help,...