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    Posted: 02/November/2013 at 12:07pm
From the Wednesday Journal:

http://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/11-2-2013/Owner-of-Oak-Park's-torched-Velvet-Rope-gay-night-spot-charged-with-arson,-insurance-fraud/

Owner of Oak Park's torched Velvet Rope gay night spot charged with arson, insurance fraud


Looks like they finally caught up with this guy. He played a lot of well-meaning people for fools with what I always suspected were lies. 
I stood right next to this guy as he stood outside his torched business hours after it happened. He was wolfing down a take-out lunch and watching calmly as police came in and out of his business. If he was "devastated," as he contended back then, he didn't show it in the least.
He's certainly legally innocent until proven guilty and will have his day in court, but I always found him unbelievable, despite him repeatedly and pointedly playing the part of the aggrieved gay man every chance he got.
The arson at his business hurt a lot of good people in neighboring businesses, who were closed down for many weeks due to smoke damage. Hope they throw the book at him if he's convicted. 

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If proven guilty, I, too, hope they "throw the book" at him not only for damaging other businesses but playing the hate crime card.

From the Review: At the time, Elliott said he thought the bar was targeted because it catered to a gay clientele. He said he found anti-gay messages scrawled on the walls inside the burned building and told reporters he believed the fire was a hate crime.

.....The Flat Top Grill and Geppetto's Toy Box, two adjacent businesses, also sustained water and fire damage that required them to close for months. No injuries were reported.

As Elliott's narrative that the fire was the result of a hate crime spread, Oak Park, Forest Park and Chicago's gay community offered support for Elliott and Velvet Rope employees. A benefit charging $20 per person was held at the Hideaway Bar in Forest Park.
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