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Man Who Vanished for 32 Years Pleads Guilty to Felony Identity Fraud

September 28, 2011

A former Chicago commodities broker who disappeared for 32 years, abandoning his wife and three children for a new life working in a Las Vegas casino, has pleaded guilty to felony identify fraud on Monday. Under the plea deal, Arthur Gerald Jones, now 73, was expected to be placed on probation for three years and pay $70,000 restitution to the Social Security Administration and to a man whose name Jones had used.

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