Categories: National Issues
One of the most spectacular flameouts in Will County politics is still casting sparks, as former County Coroner Robert Tezak — the Joliet millionaire who made the card game Uno an international sensation — again faces prison time in a 1987 arson.
Federal prosecutors want Tezak locked up for not making a good-faith effort to pay off $1.2 million in fines and restitution that came along with his 12-year prison sentence for setting fire to his Crest Hill bowling alley and threatening a government witness.
Prosecutors say Tezak lives in a posh golf course community in Arizona, drives luxury cars, coordinates multimillion-dollar real estate deals and has racked up $380,000 in gambling winnings while telling his probation officers he earns just $200 per month.
Categories: Local Issues
Tags: Will County, GOP