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Article updated: 4/11/2013 11:52 AM

12 years for Aurora man who robbed for gambling addiction

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Fernando Zavala

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A 39-year-old Aurora man was sentenced to 12 years in prison Wednesday after admitting to nine robberies of payday loan stores in Elgin, Aurora and East Dundee from August 2011 through June 2012 to feed a gambling addiction. Fernando Zavala lost $10,000 playing blackjack on his worst gambling day and also pleaded guilty to four armed robberies in Cook County.
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