January sentencing set.
- POLICE & FIRE
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Elmhurst resident Donna Guerin pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan to conspiracy to defraud the United States and tax evasion, multiple news sources are reporting. Between 1994 and 2004, Guerin, 52, who worked for the former Jenkens & Gilchrist law firm, set up tax shelters that produced more than $6 billion in phony tax losses so some of the "richest investors in the world" could reduce their tax obligations, according to an article in the Huffington Post. Guerin already had been convicted in May 2011 after a three-month trial, but a judge overturned the conviction and ordered a new trial saying one of the jurors had corrupted the trial by lying, according to Businessweek. Guerin pleaded guilty while awaiting the …
Luchetta pleaded guilty to drugging her then 7-year-old son last summer.
- POLICE & FIRE
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Cheryl Luchetta of Elmhurst pleaded guilty on Thursday to charges of aggravated battery to a child as part of a deal with prosecutors to dismiss attempted murder charges, the Daily Herald is reporting. Luchetta, 42, admitted that she drugged her son last year because she "couldn't bear to lose custody of him" to her ex-husband, the article states. Luchetta filed for divorce in 2008, but the process took a major turn on June 9, 2011, when she gave her son a lethal dose of valium, diazepam and Tylenol PM, then slit her own throat. The divorce was settled without a trial in February, while Luchetta was being held in DuPage County Jail on attempted murder charges. Her ex-husband, Matthew Luchetta, now has full custody of the boy. Court …