The former head of a company that drew national attention when its workers conducted a sit-in will spend the next four years behind bars.
60 year-old Richard Gillman was head of Republic Windows and Doors in Chicago’s Goose Island area.
He was sentenced Thursday for stealing more than $500,000 from the business.
Back in December 2008, more than 200 workers carried out a sit-in for six days. They were angry the company abruptly closed, and demanded their vacation and severance pay.
Gillman apologized to his old employees in the courtroom.