CHICAGO
04/19/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Vito Scavo Gets Six Years: Ex Melrose Park Police Chief Convicted Of Extortion

Former Melrose Park Police Chief Vito Scavo was sentenced to six years in prison today for extorting business owners in town to hire his private security firm -- a considerable break in sentencing from the maximum 25 years prosecutors had sought.

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