Building owner gets 6 months in jail for blaze that killed 2 firefighters

The owner of a building that killed two Chicago firefighters when it collapsed, is going to  jail.

Chuck Dai pleaded guilty to contempt of court.

He admitting to disobeying court orders to repairing his building in the city’s South Shore neighborhood.

That same building’s roof collapsed during a fire on December 22, 2010.

Firefighters Edward Stringer and Corey Ankum were killed.

19 other firefighters were injured.

Criminal Court Judge James Obbish sentenced Dai to six months in Cook County Jail.

Dai was also fined $5,229.

He still faces lawsuits from Stringer’s and Ankum’s families.

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1 Comment

  • kirby14

    6 months in jail for the deaths of 2 firefighters…boy – our legal system is waaaay off. Now, I don't mean to add humor to a sad situation, but, 6 months for the deaths of 2 politicians – – now that's about right – – or maybe too severe.

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