Posts Tagged ‘ Richard Gillman ’

Republic Windows & Doors Sit-In Leader Ricky Maclin Dies

May 12th, 2015

Melvin “Ricky” Maclin (Screengrab via YouTube; scene from “Four Days in Chicago.”)

*+-Labor activist Melvin “Ricky” Maclin, who led a six-day sit-in at Chicago’s Republic Windows & Doors factory in December 2008 that grabbed international headlines, died on May 5, weeks after being diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer. He was 61. “This is a huge loss for me and for our movement,” United Electrical Workers (UE) Local […]

Former Republic Windows and Doors CEO Pleads Guilty

Dec 5th, 2013

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*+-According to reports from the Chicago Tribune, former Republic Windows and Doors CEO Richard Gillman has pled guilty to one count of theft. The Chicago Tribune article says that as part of the plea, Gillman will receive four years in prison and a $100,000 fine. With good behavior, he could be released after two years. […]

State Outlines Charges Against Former Republic CEO Gillman

Sep 15th, 2009

*+-The former president of Chicago-based Republic Windows and Doors, Richard Gillman, was arrested last Wednesday. The court alleges that he and several others, who have not yet been named in the court documents charging Gillman, “formulated and executed a scheme to defraud Republic’s debtors by abandoning Republic’s debt, hijacking its collateralized assets, and transporting them […]

Former Republic CEO in Custody; Bond Set at $10 Million

Sep 10th, 2009

*+-The former president of Chicago-based Republic Windows and Doors, Richard Gillman, was arrested last night with charges related to fraud, according to his attorney, Ed Genson of Genson & Gillespie. “It’s basically charges regarding Republic’s failed bankruptcy and allegations that monies were taken,” Genson told DWM magazine today. “They alleged something like a $500,000 fraud.” […]