Former Wrigley rooftop club owner convicted of hiding revenue

A federal jury Friday convicted the onetime owner of a rooftop club across the street from Wrigley Field of hiding more than $1 million in revenue to avoid paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in royalties owed to the Cubs as well as state and local taxes.

After a two-week trial, the jury deliberated about 4 1/2 hours over two days before convicting R. Marc Hamid of multiple counts of mail fraud and illegal bank structuring. The most serious counts carry a maximum sentence of 20 years.

Hamid, 47, was the longtime owner of Skybox on Sheffield, a rooftop club beyond the right field wall, as well as two ticket brokerages called Just Great Seats and Just Great Tickets.

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