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Club owner Frank Elliot has been arrested and charged with insurance fraud following his claim that ... 2012-06-03 Oak Park MI
Owner of Oak Park's torched Velvet Rope gay night spot charged with arson, insurance fraud
The Velvet Rope, 728 Lake St, was destroyed by fire in the early morning of June 3, 2012 and never reopened. At the time, Frank Elliott said he thought the bar was targeted because it catered to a gay clientele. He said he found anti-gay messages scrawled on the walls inside the burned building and told reporters he believed the fire was a hate crime.
He has been arrested and charged with insurance fraud.