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Article posted: 3/4/2013 7:56 PM

Elgin man pleads guilty to 9 armed robberies

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Fernando Zavala

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A 39-year-old Elgin man faces up to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to a series of armed robberies from August 2011 through June 2012 in Elgin, Aurora and East Dundee. Fernando Zavala entered a cold plea and will be sentenced April 10, according to court records. He had no previous criminal record and most of the places he hit were payday loan type stores.
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