After entering a guilty plea, former Alderman and convicted felon Wallace Davis on Friday was sentenced to 30 months’ probation and ordered to pay $143,837 in child-support for his two girls.
Davis fathered two children, now 7 and 8, during a relationship with a registered nurse in the early 2000s and was ordered to pay child support after the couple broke up in 2005.
Davis, the owner of a popular West Side catfish restaurant and several nearby properties, made irregular payments since the breakup but hasn’t made any payments since 2011, according the Chicago Sun Times.
In 2011, Davis claimed he was unable to make payments due to a theft five years ago. He told CBS Chicago that a check for 168,000 was stolen from him when he refinanced his home. The money was never recovered, he said.
In sentencing Friday, Judge Dennis Porter said Davis could be taken off probation earlier if he makes the $143,837 payments before his 30-month sentence is up.
Davis served as alderman of the 27th Ward from 1983 to 1987, when his service was sidelined by a conviction for bribery and extortion. He served three years in a federal prison.