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Former owner of Oak Park bar charged with arson, fraud

Frank Elliot / phofrom Oak Park police

Frank Elliot / photo from Oak Park police

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Updated: November 2, 2013 5:45PM

A North Side bar owner has been charged with arson and insurance fraud in connection with a fire last year at the Oak Park bar he used to own.

Frank Elliot, 26, was arrested Friday night at the Bonsai Bar, which he operates at 3503 N. Halsted, in connection with a June 23, 2012, fire that caused substantial damage to the Velvet Rope Ultra Loung at 728 Lake St. in the west suburb, according to the Oak Park police.

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