Plainfield man gets 2 1/2 years for threatening to kill Jewish man
BY JON SEIDEL firstname.lastname@example.org May 25, 2012 2:06PM
Jacob D. Kozak
Updated: July 3, 2012 10:31AM
JOLIET — A Plainfield man was sentenced to 21/2 years in prison for threatening to kill a man because he’s Jewish, court records show.
Jacob D. Kozak, 24, received the sentence after pleading guilty to a hate crime this week in front of Will County Judge Richard Schoenstedt.
Police said Kozak had been outside working on his car in March 2011 when a neighbor walked by and said “hello.” Kozak responded by making derogatory comments about the man’s religion and then threatening the man and his wife, police said at the time.