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Attorney Smuggled Cuban Cigars Sent to Prison, Disbarred

Skokie resident and former Illinois Public Defender Richard Steven Connors smuggled "truckloads" of Cuban cigars into the country, according to two state law journals.

Former attorney and Skokie resident Richard Steven Connors was found guilty in federal court for conspiring to smuggle Cuban cigars, goods into the United States as well as violating the Trading with the Enemy Act, according to the latest issue of Illinois Lawyer Quarterly.

Connors was also disbarred as a result of his actions, the publication stated. According to the New York Law Journal, Connors smuggled "truckloads of Cuban cigars into the country during the 1990s."

The Skokie resident was also fined $60,000 and sentenced to 37-months in prison. The journal stated that Connors made 31 trips to Cuba, but that his activities were halted when his ex-wife alerted U.S. Customs. 

David Floodstrand December 07, 2012 at 12:22 PM
"Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned" indeed.
Bruce Brigell December 07, 2012 at 03:19 PM
wasn't there a Seinfeld episode on this :>)
Hummingbird_Lover December 09, 2012 at 02:07 PM
She's probably delighted that he's been disbarred and was probably there with both hands out for the profits from the cigars.
Festus McMoron December 09, 2012 at 11:25 PM
susan's father gave them to george who gave them to kramer who burned down the cabin.
Jack Campbell December 10, 2012 at 02:55 PM
you get little to nothing now Dummy!! She took away his earning potential and livelihood and 37 months in jail smart move. She would have bled him dry but she had to be caddy. I bet she tried to black mail him with all the evidence and he told he to pound sand so she turned him in.
Cecelia Green December 10, 2012 at 03:53 PM
No those were Dominicans he was smuggling and they were people..Kramer got them a job at the magic pan restaurant LMAOOO
George Slefo (Editor) December 10, 2012 at 04:54 PM
I just saw that episode recently. Ha!
Dick December 14, 2012 at 06:39 AM
He must be a loser lawyer with lots of time on his hands.
john December 14, 2012 at 12:26 PM
I guess that he was his own public defender.

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