Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Lock Him Up.

Last year, I wrote about Sheriff Tom Dart disobeying eviction orders. It appears that the courts are finally taking notice.

The Sun-Times reports that Sheriff Dart has been fined $1,400 for a six month delay in carrying out an eviction order. That fine is not nearly enough. The fine should have been equal to or greater than the lost rent suffered by the landlord during that time period. Or, it should not have been a fine at all. Take a hint from this post's title.

By the way, the article also notes that the Sheriff plans to appeal. Why not?? He's spending the taxpayers' money. He'll probably spend hundreds of thousands of dollars appealing this $1,400 fine. Anything to keep his name in the papers!

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