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Sentencing set for ex-suburban Chicago official

December 9, 2013

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Sentencing has been set for a former suburban Chicago police chief who pleaded guilty to fraud involving a $1.25 million state grant.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports (http://bit.ly/1febqaf ) a federal judge on Monday scheduled a March 24 sentencing hearing for Regina Evans.

Evans is the former chief of police in Country Club Hills. She pleaded guilty earlier this year to obstruction of justice, conspiracy and witness tampering.

Prosecutors say Evans and another unnamed person conspired to misuse the 2009 grant to pay the mortgage of a 1920s movie palace Evans and her husband owned. They say a not-for-profit Evans and her husband ran was supposed to use the grant for a job training program.

Evans faces up to 10 years in prison. The state also wants the money returned.

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Information from: Chicago Sun-Times, http://www.suntimes.com/index

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