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Fmr. CEO sentenced to prison

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.

1 Comment

  • bobhamiltonchicago

    Blago showed up at the factory and told some lies to the employees because the cameras were there. Both blago and this guy got short sentences for what they did.

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