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Building owner pleads guilty in fatal roof collapse

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  • An aerial view of the roof collapse that killed 2 Chicago firefighters and injured more than a dozen others on Dec. 22, 2010.

      An aerial view of the roof collapse that killed 2 Chicago firefighters and injured more than a dozen others on Dec. 22, 2010.
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Associated Press

The owner of a vacant building where a roof collapsed during a 2010 fire and killed two Chicago firefighters has been sentenced to six months in jail.

Cook County prosecutors said Thursday that 65-year-old Chuck Dai pleaded guilty to failing to comply with a court order that required him to secure and fix the property before the blaze.

The Cook County state's attorney's office says Dai pleaded guilty to a felony charge of criminal contempt of court. The release also says the South Holland resident also will pay a fine of more than $5,200.

Forty-seven-year-old Edward Stringer and 34-year-old Corey Ankum were killed and more than a dozen other firefighters were injured when the roof of a vacant laundry facility collapsed on Dec. 22, 2010.

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