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Plainfield man gets 2 1/2 years for threatening to kill Jewish man

Jacob D. Kozak

Jacob D. Kozak

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Updated: July 3, 2012 10:29AM

A Plainfield man was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for threatening to kill a man because he’s Jewish, court records show.

Jacob D. Kozak, 24, received the sentence after pleading guilty to a hate crime this week in front of Will County Judge Richard Schoenstedt.

Police said Kozak had been outside working on his car in March 2011 when a neighbor walked by and said “hello.” Kozak responded by making derogatory comments about the man’s religion and then threatening the man and his wife, police said at the time.

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