2 convicted in Illinois financial fraud case sentenced

January 31, 2015 1:06 AM

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A suburban Chicago man has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for defrauding customers of his cash-management firm out of more than $665 million.

Eric Bloom of Northbrook on Friday proclaimed, "I am not a thief" before being sentenced by U.S. District Judge Ronald Guzman. In handing down the sentence for wire fraud, Guzman said for four years, "Eric Bloom intentionally decided to lie and to steal."

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