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Jerry Cosentino

April 5, 1997

NAPLES, Fla. _ Jerry Cosentino, an Illinois state treasurer who later pleaded guilty to bank fraud, died of a heart attack Thursday. He was 65.

Cosentino, a Democrat, was state treasurer in 1979-82 and again from 1987-90. He lost bids in 1982 and 1990 for secretary of state.

In April 1992, Cosentino pleaded guilty to a single count of bank fraud. He was sentenced to nine months of home confinement, five years’ probation and fined $5,000.

Cosentino admitted writing millions in bad checks to maintain his now-defunct trucking company, Fast Motor Service Inc.

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