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Arthur Gerald Jones, Man Who Vanished From Chicago 32 Years Ago, Guilty In ID Theft Case

09/26/11 03:42 PM ET   AP

Arthur Gerald Jones

LAS VEGAS -- A man who disappeared from the Chicago area more than 32 years ago and was living in Las Vegas has pleaded guilty to a felony identity fraud charge.

A District Court hearing master in Clark County, Nev., told Arthur Gerald Jones on Monday that he could face prison time when he's sentenced Jan. 31.

Jones' lawyer, Stephen Stein, says the 73-year-old deserves probation and will make restitution to the Social Security Administration. He also intends to repay an Arizona man whose name Jones used during 10 years working at a casino.

Jones was declared legally dead 25 years ago after leaving a wife and three children in Highland Park, Ill.

Jones was arrested July 19, after he was accused of providing false information to the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles.

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