“The FBI and two other national companies conducted raids in Illinois as well as 2 various other states at charter schools run by Des Plaines-based Concept Schools, FBI officials said Tuesday.
“Search warrants were performed at 19 Concept schools associated with an “ongoing white-collar criminal activity matter, ” said Vicki Anderson, a unique broker inside Cleveland FBI company that is leading the probe.
“The U.S. Department of knowledge and also the Federal Communications Commission also had been involved in the Summer 4 raids, but officials said the warrants stay under seal, and additionally they wouldn’t offer any information regarding the examination.
“The raids focused Concept schools in Illinois — in which Concept has actually three schools in Chicago and two in Peoria — as well as in Indiana and Ohio.”
The Gulen charters have actually close ties to important Illinois officials:
“Concept ended up being established by Turkish immigrants and it has ties to Turkish-American groups which have managed Illinois home Speaker Michael Madigan also condition lawmakers on trips with their homeland recently, the Chicago Sun-Times reported in December. In 2012, Madigan went to Concept’s Chicago mathematics and Science Academy at 7212 N. Clark St., and praised the institution in videos published on YouTube.”