Police

Police Chief Pleads Guilty to Fraud, Money Laundering

The local inspector general faces trial on the same charges

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Former Country Club Hills Police Chief Regina Evans pleaded guilty Monday to fraud and money laundering charges related to the misuse of a $1.25 million state grant to a non-profit organization she ran with her husband, Ronald Evans Jr.

Evans, 50, appeared before U.S. District Court Judge Sue Myerscough in Springfield, where she entered guilty pleas to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering, three counts of wire fraud and seven counts of money laundering. Her sentencing is set for Oct. 15.

A status hearing for Ronald Evans, 46, Country Club Hills' former inspector general, is set for Tuesday at the same courthouse. His trial on similar charges is scheduled to begin July 9.