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    IL - Arthur Jones, 40, Chicago, 11 May 1979

    Chicago broker missing since '79 found working in Las Vegas

    A former Chicago commodities broker, missing for more than three decades and declared legally dead, has been discovered working as a bookie inLas Vegas, officials say.

    Arthur Gerald Jones, 72, was arrested July 19, according to the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles.


    Jones was married with three children and held a seat on the Chicago Board of Trade before he was reported missing from Highland Park May 11, 1979. Authorities believed his disappearance was suspicious, and some believed he may have met with foul play because of gambling debts and "possible organized crime affiliations," Nevada authorities said.


    According to the affidavit, Jones told investigators that he paid a friend $800 to help him establish a fake identity, and the friend provided him with an Illinois driver's license, a social security card and an Illinois birth certificate with the name Joseph Richard Sandelli.

    Jones told the investigator that he moved to Florida and lived there for about a year before moving to California. He settled in Las Vegas in 1988, where he worked for the Rampart Casino's Sports Book.

    "Suspect claims he changed his identity to get a fresh start," the affidavit states.

    More: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/l...0,465262.story

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    Feb 2007
    Chicago burbs
    What a <word I can't use here without being given a time out>. I hope they toss his azz in the slammer, make him pay back the 47K his family collected in social security benefits and make him pay for all the costs associated with his 'disappearance'.

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    Sep 2010
    For someone who was trying to make a fresh start, he sure had enough brushes with the law under his new identities.

    I think this guy's picture should be in the dictionary next to the word 'selfish'.

    But at the same time, I think he did his family and friend a huge favor back in 1979.

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