U.S. Attorney Stephen R. Wigginton

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United States Asks Canada To Extradite Nicholas Smirnow, Alleged Head Of ‘Pathway To Prosperity’ Ponzi Scheme

United States Asks Canada To Extradite Nicholas Smirnow, Alleged Head Of 'Pathway To Prosperity' Ponzi Scheme

UPDATED 7:41 P.M. EDT U.S.A. If the office of U.S. Attorney Stephen R. Wigginton of the Southern District of Illinois gets its way, Canada will turn over accused international Ponzi schemer Nicholas Smirnow to the United States. Smirnow, whom INTERPOL says in a wanted notice is 57, was arrested at Toronto‚Äôs Pearson International Airport a […]

Purported Illinois ‘Sovereign’ Arrested On Charges She Filed False Liens Totaling $1.2 TRILLION; Judges, Famed Prosecutor, Assistants, Federal Agents Allegedly Targeted

Purported Illinois 'Sovereign' Arrested On Charges She Filed False Liens Totaling $1.2 TRILLION; Judges, Famed Prosecutor, Assistants, Federal Agents Allegedly Targeted

During his days at the Justice Department, Patrick J. Fitzgerald perhaps was America’s most famous prosecutor. When he wasn’t prosecuting terrorism cases in New York (United States v. Usama bin Laden, et al.), he was prosecuting Mafia figures (United States v. John Gambino). Fitzgerald, now 51 and in private practice, has drawn praise and criticism […]

Illinois Man Faces Up To 5 Years In Federal Prison After Pleading Guilty To Selling Unregistered Securities Via Mail/Email; Case Brought By Postal Inspectors, IRS, State

Illinois Man Faces Up To 5 Years In Federal Prison After Pleading Guilty To Selling Unregistered Securities Via Mail/Email; Case Brought By Postal Inspectors, IRS, State

An Illinois man hawking a Yukon gold-mining venture via postal mail and email has pleaded guilty to selling unregistered securities, federal prosecutors said. Jeremiah D. Jacob, 32, of Columbia, faces up to five years in federal prison, a fine of $10,000 and three years’ supervised release, the office of U.S. Attorney Stephen R. Wigginton of […]

UPDATE: Top Federal Prosecutor Describes Edward L. Moskop As ‘Financial Predator’; Judge Imposes Maximum Prison Term On Southern Illinois Swindler; St. Louis Post-Dispatch Reports Woman Who Survived Nazi Labor Camp Was Among The Victims

UPDATE: Top Federal Prosecutor Describes Edward L. Moskop As 'Financial Predator'; Judge Imposes Maximum Prison Term On Southern Illinois Swindler; St. Louis Post-Dispatch Reports Woman Who Survived Nazi Labor Camp Was Among The Victims

Recidivist huckster Edward L. Moskop was sentenced yesterday to 20 years in federal prison by U.S. District Judge William Stiehl of the Southern District of Illinois. Among the victims of his fraud scheme was an 85-year-old woman who survived a Nazi labor camp during World War II, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. At Moskop’s sentencing […]