James T. Miceli and father_1998

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James T. Miceli and father_1998 - mr Miceli father, son coeldface consecutive...
mr Miceli father, son coeldface consecutive prison terms ; By KEVIN LYONS The Northwest Herald WOODSTOCK A prosecutor prosecutor Tuesday told developers Samuel and James Miceli they could face even more time in prison than the maximum 15-year-penalty 15-year-penalty 15-year-penalty 15-year-penalty 15-year-penalty for the most serious charges in their indictments. The Mice lis were indicted last week on 137 counts of theft, forgery, money laundering, tax evasion evasion and other charges for an alleged rash of corruption perpetrated perpetrated from the Lake in the Hills-based Hills-based Hills-based America's Building Corp. Samuel J. Miceli, 58, of Hampshire, is the president of that company and his son, James T. Miceli, M, of Elburn, is vice president Prosecutors have alleged that e Micelis torged contracts for loans and bilked customers out of hundreds of thousands by taking ..., I'm hi, i . 1 JAMES MICEU SAM MICEU their downpayments without completing completing the homes, many of which are now in foreclosure. The Micelis, who are free on $1 million bonds each, appeared in court Tuesday, when Terence Nader, chief of the McHenry County State's Attorney's office admonished them of the possibility of facing consecutive sentences if convicted of their alleged crimes. Generally, defendants are given concurrent sentences, or sentences. ', served simultaneously, when the charges are part of one indictment" But in some cases the law does " provide for consecutive sentencing?, when separate acts with separate victims are involved. "The argument we'll make ts that for every crime that is based ' on a different action they can be-t be-t be-t sentenced separately and consecu--tively," consecu--tively," consecu--tively," consecu--tively," Nader said. "It doesn't seem like they under-stand under-stand under-stand the seriousness of the charges,. ; perhaps because they've gotten i away with this for so long. I'm hoping hoping I can bring them down to reality.'" Defense attorney Robert; Riffner said he had not yet seen the case law Nader cited Tuesday before Judge Ward Arnold and ' would not comment on whether he believes the Micelis are eligible fof, consecutive sentences. They have pleaded innocent to the charges- charges-

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  1. Northwest Herald,
  2. 14 Oct 1998, Wed,
  3. Other Editions,
  4. Page 11

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