July 1, 2022

JOLIET, Ill. (CBS) — Serial home repair scammer Ed Kavanaugh has been sentenced to seven years in prison after pleading guilty in a criminal case against him.

Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow announced Thursday that Edmund Kavanaugh, 53, of Elmhurst, pleaded guilty last week to a continuing financial crimes enterprise – a Class 1 felony.

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Kavanaugh owns a home repair company that prosecutors said defrauded customers out of thousands of dollars by failing to complete the projects for which he was hired, and writing checks to suppliers that he did not honor.

He was sentenced on Friday of last week to seven years in prison by Will County Judge Carmen Goodman, and was ordered to pay $42,215.94 in restitution.

“Kavanaugh is a textbook scam artist who has repeatedly defrauded victims out of their hard-earned money and engaged in various schemes so that his scams could continue,” Glasgow said in a news release. “It is about time that this con artist who has swindled victims throughout the Chicagoland area has received what he so richly deserves – time in prison.”

CBS 2’s Marissa Parra has been covering the claims against Kavanaugh for the past two years. As supported in the charges against him, Kavanaugh’s victims say he was best at getting homeowners to trust him to do some work – only to find out months later the work was…

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