Man Sentenced to 14 Years in Squatting Case

  (Source: A man previously described as the ring leader of a criminal enterprise that illegally took possession of several homes in the Chicago area has been sentenced to 14 years in prison, according to the Cook County state's attorney's office.

David Farr was sentenced Monday by Cook County Circuit Court Judge Alfredo Maldonado. He had been convicted last Sept. 30 of felonies, including theft of over $1 million and financial institution fraud.

Felonies against Farr and three other men had been announced by authorities almost two years ago, who said they illegally took possession of 14 vacant homes around the city and lived in them or rented them out to others...

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