The owner of Boston Blackie's restaurant, Nick Giannis, 62, is in a Chicago jail Wednesday awaiting arraignment for his role in a $1.9 million check-kiting scheme.
He’s due in court today, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Giannis was arrested in Detroit earlier this month after federal authorities nabbed him trying to cross the border into Canada.
The restaurateur, his son, Chris, 38, and the restaurant manager Andy Bakopoulos, 38, all face charges for defrauding Charter One and Washington Mutual Banks by writing bad checks from their account at Broadway Bank.
Meanwhile, Boston Blackie's faces eviction from its West Side office building, according to Crain's Chicago Business's Greg Hinz.
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart Monday served notice that Giannis must vacate the building at 1245 W. Fulton St. because of unpaid rent. Sheriff’s officers changed all the locks on the building.
Boston Blackie's filed for bankruptcy last year but kept their business open.