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Brother of Cicero town president sues him for second time

Updated: September 19, 2013 10:00AM

A new addition to a long, bitter feud between Town of Cicero President Larry Dominick and his brother Richard Dominick came on Friday in the form of a lawsuit filed in Cook County Circuit Court.

The lawsuit alleges Larry Dominick libeled his brother by calling him a thief in an interview published by the Morton College newspaper.

Ray Hanania, a spokesman for Larry Dominick, said in an email, “We have no comment on Richard Dominick’s politically motivated and false accusations.”

Larry Dominick allegedly told the college newspaper in March that “Rick is just a thief” who steals from their mother.

“My mother’s 89 years old now, she don’t even want him at her funeral,” Larry Dominick allegedly said, according to the lawsuit. “He doesn’t know that but I got it in writing.”

The lawsuit claims Larry Dominick “made false and defamatory” statements that have discredited Richard Dominick.

Richard Dominick seeks more than $2 million in damages, according to the lawsuit.

Neither he nor his attorney responded to requests for comment Friday.

It is the second time Richard Dominick has sued his brother. In 2009, Richard Dominick alleged he was fired from a Town of Cicero board after he talked to the IRS about his brother — allegations Larry Dominick has denied. That lawsuit is pending. — Becky Schlikerman

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