| Jun 17, 2014
| 9:44 AM
"Brownie, you're doing a heckuva job." That was George W. Bush's infamous compliment to Michael Brown, his then-director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. It came as New Orleans lay flooded after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, with thousands of...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 8:11 PM
The former chief executive of a Hollywood payroll services company that imploded in 2008, costing hundreds of employees their jobs and sticking thousands of entertainment industry workers with worthless paychecks, has been indicted on federal tax charges....
| Jun 1, 2014
Q: I was looking at realty listings in my area and noticed someone is selling a house with a free car. I'd never heard of that tactic before, and it struck me as an extravagant incentive.
A: What's that old expression, "Whatever floats your boat"? In...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 2:35 PM
The owners of a convenience store near downtown Winter Garden are facing federal prison time after admitting they were part of a $24 million check-cashing scheme involving fraudulently obtained tax refunds.
The case against Mohammad Sultan and...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 5:06 PM
A Palmer Township real estate agent allegedly hid assets including her home to avoid seizure by the IRS and spent cash on luxuries instead of paying the government money she owed, federal prosecutors say.
Lilliam Zawarski, 60, was charged Friday with tax...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 8:07 PM
Officials at People's Community Health Centers said Friday they remains committed to opening a health center in Severn, despite Anne Arundel County holding back funding after learning of an IRS judgement against the nonprofit.
Anne Arundel County...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The apparent identity thefts of more than 40 former and current New Trier High School employees have prompted the school district to ask local and state law enforcement authorities for help with the investigation, New Trier officials confirmed this week....
| May 30, 2014
| 9:40 PM
Minutes before the NBA announced a settlement with Shelly Sterling on Friday afternoon to sell the Clippers, co-owner Donald Sterling provided another twist in the monthlong drama surrounding the franchise.
Sterling filed an antitrust lawsuit against...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 10:40 AM
Police are warning about a phone scam that has bilked a Glendale man out of $11,500 after he received a call from someone posing as an immigration agent threatening jail time.
In the past few weeks, authorities have said scammers have been calling and...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 1:43 PM
The following items were taken from Buffalo Grove police reports.
A caller identifying himself as an Internal Revenue Service agent made a fraudulent call to a home in the 0-100 block of Woodstone Drive on June 4. The caller said money was owed for an...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Is partisan warfare on Capitol Hill over taxation of medical devices crushing thousands of homeowners' plans to do short sales this year?
Medical devices? What connection could heart pacemakers, dentures and Lasik eye surgery machines possibly have with...