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ATTORNEY'S OFFICE OF ILLINOIS: Southern Illinois Takes Part in Largest-Ever Nationwide Elder Fraud Sweep
Attorney General William P. Barr and U.S. Attorney Steven D. Weinhoeft announced the largest coordinated sweep of elder fraud cases in history, surpassing last year’s nationwide sweep.
U.S. District Judge David Herndon cut the sentences of drug dealing mother Deborah Perkins and son Douglas Oliver by more than 10 years, setting them up for release on the same day in 2026.
ST. LOUIS – Former East St. Louis detective Orlando Ward, whose sentence for cocaine smuggling mysteriously shrank by half, will gain freedom on Oct. 26.
MOUNT VERNON – Victims of bid rigging in the Madison County courthouse can pursue a class action, Fifth District appellate judges decided on Aug. 17. Justices Richard Goldenhersh and Bruce Stewart denied a petition from the county to review a class certification order from the county’s circuit court. Justice James Moore would have granted review. Clinton County Associate Judge William Becker, presiding in Madison County by special appointment, certified the class action in June. Plaintiffs c