CHICAGO (AP) — A former personal injury lawyer in Chicago who created a cape-wearing character to drum up business has pleaded guilty to keeping secret from clients’ settlements he’d reached and keeping the settlement money for himself.
The Chicago Tribune reports that 64-year-old Jordan Margolis pleaded guilty Monday to one count of theft as part of a plea agreement in which Cook County prosecutors agreed to drop more than two dozen counts of theft, forgery and other charges.READ MORE: Chicago Police Restrict Time Off For Officers Amid Battle Between City Hall, FOP Over COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate
He faces up to three years in prison and a maximum fine of $25,000 when he returns to court for sentencing next June.READ MORE: Artist Nate Baranowski Uses Chalk Art To Bring Halloween Festivity To Howard Street In Rogers Park
Margolis advertised his services by donning a shiny blue bodysuit , orange skullcap and cape, and purple bandit mask. Calling himself “Excuseman,” he skewered people who “mess up and don’t fess up.”MORE NEWS: City Officials, Community Leaders Hit Streets To Urge People To Get First COVID-19 Shots, Boosters, And Flu Shots
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