VIII - "Take $50, Give Free Advice" - Mirage - Chicago Sun-Times

VIII - "Take $50, Give Free Advice" - Mirage - Chicago Sun-Times

by: Pamela Zekman, Zay N. Smith | publication date: January 16, 1978 | Publication: Chicago Sun Times | pages: 1, 31-32

"Nicholas Zekich, state liquor inspector, said he might have to close down the Mirage. The violations were that serious. But then Zekich grinned. He didn't close down the Mirage. He shook it down. "It was a shakedown that lasted nearly a half hour and finished with a $50 payoff from the cash register. Zekich took the money, forgot the violations and left the Mirage's owner with some free advice . . . "

Part VIII of the Chicago Sun-Times Mirage tavern sting, exposing fraud and corruption among city inspectors.

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