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Con man: Release me from prison to fix mess from crime I committed

John Thomas leaves federal building after bond hearing. | Phoby Richard A. Chapman/Sun-Times

John Thomas leaves the federal building after a bond hearing. | Photo by Richard A. Chapman/Sun-Times

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Updated: July 23, 2014 10:35PM



Serial con man John Thomas has been locked up for two months since he pleaded guilty to a $370,000 scam that ripped off Riverdale taxpayers and left the south suburb’s blighted marina in ruins.

But now the 52-year-old former federal mole and real estate developer says he’s the only person who can fix the mess he made — so he’s asking a judge to temporarily release him from prison.

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