A former suburban Chicago police chief has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Springfield on charges that she bilked the state out of more than a million dollars. 49-year-old Regina Evans turned herself in to face charges of mail fraud and money laundering.
Federal prosecutors say Evans obtained state grants to provide electrical and bricklaying training… but they say she knew all along that little or none of the promised work would be completed.
At least a half-million-dollars of the money was converted to personal use by Evans, according to the indictment. She could face up to 20 years in prison on the most serious of the charges. Her trial date is set for June.