Friday, March 1, 2013
Samer T. Farhan, 32, was charged Thursday on 28 counts of filing fraudulent sales and use tax returns, two counts of mail fraud and five counts of money laundering, according to the Illinois Attorney's General office.
A 32-year-old Palos Hills man skipped out on paying $975,000 in gas taxes when he underreported sales at two gas stations he owns in Chicago and Calumet City, authorities allege. Samer T. Farhan also is accused of laundering $200,000 through a bank account based in Amman, Jordan, according to the Illinois Attorney's General office. Join the conversation. Friend Palos Patch on Facebook and sign up for the daily email newsletter! Farhan was arrested near his Palos Hills home, according to attorney's general office. He was charged Thursday with 28 counts of filing fraudulent sales and use tax returns, two counts of mail fraud and five counts of money laundering. Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office alleges Farhan defrauded the state from …
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Take the Patch Poll: Does Pat Quinn deserve re-election or would you put another Democrat on the ballot in 2014?
Pat Quinn is so unpopular, according to a recent Public Policy Polling survey, that Lisa Madigan and Bill Daley would easily beat him in a Democratic primary while Kirk Dillard and Dan Rutherford would topple him in the general election. Quinn says he's going to run for re-election in 2014, but as 2012 comes to an end only 25 percent of Illinois voters approve of the job he's doing as governor. Public Policy Polling says 64 percent of voters disapprove of Quinn's performance — "making him the most unpopular governor PPP has polled on anywhere in the country this year." And there seems to be good reason for that. Last week, 24/7 Wall St. published a ranking of all 50 states, and Illinois emerges as the third-worst-run state in America, …
Monday, November 26, 2012
The 2012 Safe Shopping Guide is posted on the Illinois Attorney's General website. The list includes toys, furniture and clothes that were recalled this year, so far, and could be dangerous.
Nearly an entire month of shopping time is left before Christmas comes and Lisa Madigan's office has a guide to help Illinois consumers avoid picking bad or dangerous toys. The 2012 Safe Shopping Guide is available for download on the Illinois Attorney's General website. The guide contains pages and pages describing the various recalls made of children's toys, clothing and furniture that were issued this year. Products on the list were recalled but could still be available second-hand or might already be in consumers' homes. Read: Peanut Butter Recall Expands to Whole Foods, Target, GNC A note from Madigan in the guide underscores the reasoning for the recall guide. It reads, in part: I urge you to take time this holiday season to review …
Thursday, March 10, 2011
A daily video recap of the Southland's top stories
Tinley Ice and Teehan Family Named in Anti-Trust Suit Oh, Baby! Local Woman Didn't Know She Was Pregnant Village Administrators: Facebook Page 'Not Authorized' Boys Basketball: Homewood-Flossmoor Falls Short against Crete-Monee