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Officials seek to extradite Hoffman Estates native

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  • Ryan LeVin

    Ryan LeVin


A Hoffman Estates native who was sentenced to two years of house arrest for a Florida hit-and-run crash that killed two British businessmen might be extradited back to Illinois to face prison time.

Illinois Department of Corrections officials will attempt to extradite Ryan LeVin for violating his parole from a 2006 incident when he ran over a Chicago police officer, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Officials say LeVin, son of the founders of Schaumburg-based Jewels by Park Lane, violated his parole when he left Illinois for Florida to face vehicular homicide charges.

Cara Smith, chief of staff for the Illinois Department of Corrections, said if LeVin is extradited he would likely spend less than six months in jail.

LeVin was on parole following a 2006 Chicago incident when he clipped a Chicago police officer while fleeing the scene of a traffic stop. A chase ensued as LeVin drove the wrong way on the Kennedy Expressway before stopping on a grassy incline and attempting to run, according to police.

LeVin pleaded guilty to aggravated fleeing and was sentenced to 30 months' probation and drug counseling.

He violated that probation and served about six months of a two-year sentence before being released on Aug. 21, 2009, according to Department of Corrections records.

It took authorities more than a year to file charges against LeVin in the February 2009 hit-and-run deaths of two men walking on a Fort Lauderdale, Fla., sidewalk.

He was sentenced on Friday after pleading guilty to two counts of vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of a fatal crash as he raced his Porsche 911 Turbo. Police said LeVin ditched the vehicle and originally denied being the car's driver.

LeVin paid a confidential settlement in the wrongful death lawsuit and will never drive again as part of the guilty plea.

• Daily Herald news services contributed to this report.