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Former Carmi Alderman receives probation in theft case

In White County Court Tuesday, former Carmi Alderman Jack Lamont was sentenced to 30 months of second chance probation after pleading guilty in October to stealing a coin collection from the estate of World War II veteran Robert Hughes.

The 78 year old Lamont was the executor of the Hughes estate, and an investigation conducted by the Illinois State Police concluded that Lamont had stolen the coins instead of sending the proceeds of the sale to the White County Senior Citizen’s Center.

Lamont was also ordered to perform 50 hours of community service and pay over $12,000 in fines, fees, and court costs, including $5000 in restitution. Lamont resigned his Ward 1 Alderman position after his guilty plea.