Betty Loren-Maltese is the former town president of Cicero, Illinois. She is a member of the Republican Party  and received national attention for her role in an insurance scam which robbed the town of $12 million.
Loren-Maltese was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, but she was raised in the Chicago area. After working as a waitress, realtor, and newspaper publisher, she became active in the politics of Cicero, a suburb adjacent to the west side of Chicago.
Her husband, Frank Maltese, was the Cicero township assessor; among other duties, he was the driver for Cicero town president Henry Klosak. Frank Maltese was also a bookmaker for the mob who died in 1991. In 1993, Loren-Maltese became town president following the death of Henry Klosak.
However, in 2002 she was found guilty of helping to steal $12 million of the city's funds in an insurance scam. She was sentenced to eight years in a federal prison in California, and designated Prisoner #13706-424. She was released on February 26, 2010.
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