Fake gay-hate: Owner of bar admits he torched it and painted gay slurs to commit insurance fraud

Frank Elliot 2Anti-gay hate crimes are terrible but so is faking them to commit insurance fraud.

In 2012, a Chicago area bar owner, Frank Elliott, reported that his bar, The Velvet Rope Ultra Lounge in Oak Park, had been targeted, the walls of the business painted with gay slurs and the building set on fire all because he had a gay customer base.

Now Elliott has pleaded guilty to starting the fire himself as part of a scheme to collect the insurance money.

On Monday, he was sentenced to 2 years probation,  fined $1,179, and ordered to pay $107,000 restitution, ABC Chicago reported.

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3 thoughts on “Fake gay-hate: Owner of bar admits he torched it and painted gay slurs to commit insurance fraud

  1. Eric G says:

    Probation????? WTF? Arson, insurance fraud, and faking a hate crime and that’s all he gets? Sure must be nice to be tried in a liberal court when you are a fellow liberal, even when you put innocent lives at risk in order to personally profit. To those that ask what lives-try the fire fighters who responded to the blaze along with any occupants of adjacent buildings, as well as the business owners who could have suffered as well because of this POS’s scheme.

  2. Doug says:

    Someone burned down the Velvet Rope Ultra Lounge? Now I’ll have to go to the Palmer House.

  3. Chuck Freeze says:

    should have put him jail where he could get hat he wants

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