Lawyer: Medical evidence suggests Irish nanny not guilty

WOBURN, Mass., Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Lawyers for an Irish nanny accused of killing the Massachusetts toddler she cared for asked a judge Friday to reduce her bail.

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David Headley sentenced to 35 years in 2008 Mumbai terror attack

CHICAGO, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- A Chicago federal judge sentenced David Coleman Headley to 35 years in prison for his role in the 2008 terror attack that killed 160 people in Mumbai, India.

Woman allegedly filed false liens

CHICAGO, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- A Chicago woman who claims to be a "sovereign citizen" has been charged with filing false liens against federal officials, U.S. prosecutors said Friday.
U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald resigning

U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald resigning

CHICAGO, May 23 (UPI) -- U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, who successfully prosecuted two former Illinois governors and a White House aide, said Wednesday he is leaving his post.
Blagojevich jury: 'We sent a message'

Blagojevich jury: 'We sent a message'

CHICAGO, June 27 (UPI) -- The foreman of the federal jury that convicted ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich Monday and the attorney who prosecuted him said the verdict conveys a warning.

BlueCross to pay U.S., Illinois $25M

CHICAGO, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois has agreed to settle a Medicaid fraud case by paying $25 million, federal prosecutors said Thursday.

Lawyer couple charged with fraud

CHICAGO, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- A Chicago lawyer has been charged with cheating clients who hoped he would save their homes from foreclosure, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.

Man charged with extorting punk rocker

CHICAGO, July 14 (UPI) -- A man who allegedly claims to control hardcore punk music clubs and venues through violence has been arrested in Los Angeles, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.

Daley ally wore a wire for the feds

CHICAGO, May 29 (UPI) -- A close ally of Chicago Mayor Richard Daley facing fraud and bribery charges has been wearing a wire for more than a year, court papers indicate.

Chicago alderman indicted for bribery

CHICAGO, May 28 (UPI) -- A Chicago alderman and a real estate developer were indicted Thursday on charges alleging bribery and corruption in the rezoning of an industrial site.

Feds continue probe of Chicago police

CHICAGO, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Federal prosecutors are searching medical records as part of their investigation into decades-old allegations of brutality by Chicago police, sources say.

Chicago officer admits striking cuffed man

CHICAGO, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- A Chicago police officer has pleaded guilty to striking a man while the man was handcuffed and shackled in a wheelchair, federal officials said Thursday.
Governor wants U.S. attorney off case

Governor wants U.S. attorney off case

CHICAGO, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich wants outspoken U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald off his corruption case, court records say.

U.S. attorney wants to give panel wiretaps

CHICAGO, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- A U.S. attorney asked a court Monday to allow the release of wiretap evidence to the panel considering the impeachment of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

Blago lawyer: Question Obama top aides

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Dec. 26 (UPI) -- The Illinois House committee investigating Gov. Rod Blagojevich should question aides to President-elect Barack Obama, the governor's lawyer said Friday.

Prosecutor won't help impeach Blagojevich

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Dec. 23 (UPI) -- A legislative committee in Illinois considering the impeachment of Gov. Rod Blagojevich will not get help from U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald.

Report absolves Obama in Ill. scandal

CHICAGO, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- A report from President-elect Barack Obama's transition team found no improper contact between Obama or his advisers and Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
Obama: 'I had no contact with Blagojevich'

Obama: 'I had no contact with Blagojevich'

CHICAGO, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. President-elect Barack Obama Tuesday said he was unaware Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was allegedly trying to sell Obama's vacated Senate seat.
Fitzgerald: Blago actions 'appalling'

Fitzgerald: Blago actions 'appalling'

CHICAGO, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Saying the situation would make "Lincoln roll over in his grave," U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald announced the arrest of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
Illinois Gov. Blagojevich arrested

Illinois Gov. Blagojevich arrested

CHICAGO, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- The FBI arrested Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich on corruption charges at his Chicago home Tuesday in a scheme involving the sale of Illinois' open Senate seat.
Illinois police corruption probe 'ongoing'

Illinois police corruption probe 'ongoing'

CHICAGO, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald says the undercover probe into police corruption in the Chicago area is "ongoing" and could result in others being charged.
WBBM-TV: Feds may indict Blagojevich

WBBM-TV: Feds may indict Blagojevich

CHICAGO, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. federal agents say they have enough evidence to indict Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich for fraud and conspiracy, WBBM-TV, Chicago, reported Thursday.
Conyers subpoenas White House documents

Conyers subpoenas White House documents

WASHINGTON, June 27 (UPI) -- The House Judiciary Committee has issued a subpoena for unredacted interviews with President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney.

Ex-Obama friend convicted in Chicago

CHICAGO, June 4 (UPI) -- Antoin "Tony" Rezko, a former friend of Barack Obama and former top adviser to Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was convicted Wednesday on corruption charges.
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