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3 truck drivers ordered to pay restitution for allegedly avoiding turnpike tolls

| Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, 4:39 p.m.

Three truck drivers from Illinois were ordered to pay restitution to the state Turnpike Commission Tuesday for allegedly evading tolls at the New Stanton interchange.

Victor Munteanu, 32, of Palatine, was ordered to pay $205 after pleading guilty to a summary count of fare evasion on Sept. 25.

Nicolae Solcoci, 24, of Itasca, and Francis Kabu, 46, of Urbana, were sentenced to one year each in the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program for first-time, nonviolent offenders. Supervision will be terminated after six months if terms are met.

Both men were charged with fare evasion, obscured plates and having an altered, forged or counterfeit plate or document.

Solcoci was ordered to pay $144 in restitution in connection with a Sept. 13 incident. Kabu was ordered to pay $205 in restitution for a July 29 incident.

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