Walter Kozubowski

Chicago City Clerk Walter Kozubowski (right) leaves City Hall with an aide after resigning in April 1993. Kozubowski, who had served four mayors and 14 years as city clerk, pleaded guilty in April 1993 to three counts of mail fraud, bank fraud and tax evasion in connection with paying six "ghost payrollers" $476,000 over a 12-year period, underreporting his income to the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORGOV000010" title="Internal Revenue Service" href="/topic/business/internal-revenue-service-ORGOV000010.topic">Internal Revenue Service</a> by $83,235 and filing six false bank loan applications between 1987 and 1991. He was sentenced to five years in prison in August 1993.

( Tribune photo by Walter Kale / April 5, 1993 )

Chicago City Clerk Walter Kozubowski (right) leaves City Hall with an aide after resigning in April 1993. Kozubowski, who had served four mayors and 14 years as city clerk, pleaded guilty in April 1993 to three counts of mail fraud, bank fraud and tax evasion in connection with paying six "ghost payrollers" $476,000 over a 12-year period, underreporting his income to the Internal Revenue Service by $83,235 and filing six false bank loan applications between 1987 and 1991. He was sentenced to five years in prison in August 1993.

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