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Disbarred attorney jailed for theft from Bensenville firm

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A disbarred lawyer was sentenced to a month in jail Monday for stealing $30,000 from a Bensenville printing firm, prosecutors said.

Salvatore "Sam" Tuzzolino, 46, of Mount Prospect, pleaded guilty to felony theft over $10,000. He was sentenced by DuPage County Judge John Kinsella to 30 days in jail and two years of probation.

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Tuzzolino, a former partner at a law firm in Skokie, was voluntarily disbarred in November 2010 amid complaints he misrepresented or neglected three clients who hired him to recoup failed investments.

A grand jury indicted him on charges of theft and false personation of an attorney in August 2011. He was accused of representing a Bensenville printing company without a law license and pocketing about $30,000 the company gave him to pay a litigious creditor.

Tuzzolino pleaded guilty to a felony charge that carried a maximum prison term of seven years. Prosecutors said he must make full restitution as a result of the conviction.

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