Former businessman Ross Marks sentenc...

Former businessman Ross Marks sentenced in salad-dressing scheme

There are 18 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Dec 10, 2008, titled Former businessman Ross Marks sentenced in salad-dressing scheme. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

The former president of a Des Plaines -based wholesale distributor was sentenced Wednesday to prison for 2 1/2 years for selling salad dressing with fake expiration dates that made the bottles appear fresher.

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WOW

United States

#1 Dec 11, 2008
Money is the root of all evil when you come down to it.
Enjoy the trip Ross

Cleveland, OH

#2 Dec 11, 2008
Wow, who in Crook County in not a criminal
Sir Digby Chicken Ceasar

San Francisco, CA

#3 Dec 11, 2008
Is anyone is this State honest? Must everything be a scam?
GeneTierney

AOL

#4 Dec 11, 2008
I hope no one became ill from the salad dressing. Urp.
David Stone

Western Springs, IL

#5 Dec 11, 2008
Who did this guy rat on to get 30 months? How in the world can a guy who had one prior get 30 months? It's an injustice by the arbitrary office of Chicago's U.S. Attorney. This guy Marks received probation in the biggest counterfeiting case in Cook County. This is clearly incredible!!!!!!!
Real Justice

Bethpage, NY

#6 Dec 11, 2008
They should put that scumbag in a dark room for a week, with only a flashlight, those dead ray o vac batteries, and that expired salad dressing.
North Shore Spoiled

Western Springs, IL

#7 Dec 11, 2008
Somebody paid someone to get this deal. Nobody thought he'd get under 10 years for multiple felonies. Its amazing how the government picks and chooses who they have it out for. They basically said in this case, EHH, who cares about this punk. We would rather give a drug addict, gambler or corrupt politician much more time. Lets let a greedy sob commit numerous felonies and get a slap on the wrist. Shame on the judge and prosecution. If I ever get into trouble I'm going to hire his lawyers!!!!!!!!!!
Kevin K

Buffalo, NY

#8 Dec 11, 2008
(linkback) Fair or Foul? Ross Marks sentenced to 2 1/2 years for salad-dressing scheme [VOTE]- http://www.thriveorfail.com/392aa
what the chuck

Evanston, IL

#9 Dec 11, 2008
What a dope !
Droncz92

Hartford, CT

#10 Dec 11, 2008
Hmm doesnt salad dressing get better with age?
Former DS Employee

Chicago, IL

#11 Dec 11, 2008
David Stone wrote:
Who did this guy rat on to get 30 months? How in the world can a guy who had one prior get 30 months? It's an injustice by the arbitrary office of Chicago's U.S. Attorney. This guy Marks received probation in the biggest counterfeiting case in Cook County. This is clearly incredible!!!!!!!
It just goes to show you that if you can afford excellent legal council, the system can be manipulated. Tom Breen is as good as you can get.

If you can believe it, our hero sought mercy claiming that he was bi-polar and that his abject greed was a mental defect. They even marched in some q***k to testify that he wasn't responsible for his own actions. This guy was as eloquent as ..... well lets just say that you wouldn't want him explaining your condition.

Listen.....30 months, 120 months or 3 months will all be the same. This guy weighs 130 lbs soaking wet, white and timid. He's going to be on a very special adventure. Regardless of the time, its going to seem like a miserable eternity to him.
Jumpshot

AOL

#12 Dec 11, 2008
I knew the little shit when he lived in Hollywood and made a couple of really bad movies. He was one of the most gifted suck-ups I've ever met.
Corey

Chicago, IL

#13 Dec 15, 2008
North Shore Spoiled wrote:
Somebody paid someone to get this deal. Nobody thought he'd get under 10 years for multiple felonies. Its amazing how the government picks and chooses who they have it out for. They basically said in this case, EHH, who cares about this punk. We would rather give a drug addict, gambler or corrupt politician much more time. Lets let a greedy sob commit numerous felonies and get a slap on the wrist. Shame on the judge and prosecution. If I ever get into trouble I'm going to hire his lawyers!!!!!!!!!!
You really have too much time on your hands. Get a life. This deal is over and this guy is going to jail with a $827,000 debt hanging over his head. And, if you could afford Ross' atty, you would have the same opportunity to manipulate the process. That's life.
curious

Gurnee, IL

#15 Dec 24, 2008
Mark Medoff wrote:
This was my son-in-law! He has friends in high places!
WAS????
Insider

Huntsville, AL

#16 Dec 26, 2008
Mark Medoff is not and was not in Albuquerque when some one wrote pretending to be him. Come on, people, he wouldn't join in your annonymous high schoolish slam book childness!
just an FYI

Chicago, IL

#17 Mar 13, 2009
Julia Garsenstein

Las Vegas, NV

#18 Aug 30, 2009
Wow, I went to high school with this duche bag! He comes from a very wealthy family so I can't imagine why he'd do that. He's a sicko just like all the weirdos I grew up with. I'm sure he'll learn nothing from going to prison. Does he get to go to work during the day still or is this a serious prison. I've known many men that have been sentenced to do time and they end up just sleeping at the prison and they get to leave during the day(pretend to your kids that everything is alright!) and they never learn any lessons. Can't teach an old dog new tricks.
old dawg

Croton On Hudson, NY

#19 Oct 15, 2009
I knew this guy back in the day. He was pretty but not the brightest bulb in the box. He married well and knew how to be a trophy husband. Trust me...he's not in a pleasant prison. Its not the kinda place they send white collar criminals. He was transferred to a truly miserable prison in Southern New Mexico called La Tuna. Not the best place for a pampered gringo from Chicago! I actually feel kinda sorry for him.
Julia Garsenstein wrote:
Wow, I went to high school with this duche bag! He comes from a very wealthy family so I can't imagine why he'd do that. He's a sicko just like all the weirdos I grew up with. I'm sure he'll learn nothing from going to prison. Does he get to go to work during the day still or is this a serious prison. I've known many men that have been sentenced to do time and they end up just sleeping at the prison and they get to leave during the day(pretend to your kids that everything is alright!) and they never learn any lessons. Can't teach an old dog new tricks.

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