The father of the Highland Park parade shooter has filed for bankruptcy and said he has $1.6 million in debt amid pending lawsuits, which have not been settled yet, brought by families of Highland Park victims.
Robert E. Crimo Jr., 58, of Highwood, recently filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
Crimo Jr. said in his bankruptcy petition that he has at least 50 creditors that he owes.
Crimo Jr. said he makes approximately $822 a month working at a store in Wisconsin and has $1,420 in expenses each month.
He listed that he had approximately $230 in his bank accounts.
Crimo Jr. owes debtors, who have unsecured claims, a total of more than $1.6 million. The bulk of the money owed is personal guarantees on corporate debt.
Crimo Jr.’s home in Highland Park, valued at $387,700, has been foreclosed. His home in Highwood is currently in foreclosure.
His debt does not include any settlements or judgments in his civil lawsuits filed against him by the survivors and families of victims in the Highland Park mass shooting that occurred on July 4, 2022.
The lawsuits were filed in September by multiple law firms that represent surviving victims, estates of slain victims and family members who witnessed their loved ones being shot.
On December 13, Crimo Jr. was released from jail after serving 28 days of his 60-day sentence for helping his son obtain a gun permit before the Highland Park mass shooting.
He received credit for two days already served and 30 days of credit for good behavior.
The man entered into a plea deal last month with the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office.
Crimo Jr. pleaded guilty to seven counts of reckless conduct, a Class A misdemeanor, in exchange for his felony charges being dismissed.
The plea deal consisted of two years of probation, 100 hours of public service and 60 days in the Lake County Jail.
Crimo Jr. was ordered to surrender his FOID card and weapons as part of his probation.
Lake County Judge George Strickland accepted the plea deal and sentenced Crimo Jr. to the agreed terms on the day Crimo Jr.’s trial was set to begin.
Prosecutors and Highland Park police officers said that Crimo Jr. was criminally reckless at the time that he helped his son obtain a Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) card.
Prosecutors said that helping his son obtain a FOID card was a contributing cause to the harm suffered by the murder victims in the July 4, 2022, mass shooting in Highland Park.
The man’s son, Crimo III, was under 21 when he sought to obtain the FOID card and required his father’s participation in the application process.
The younger Crimo, who is being held on 117 charges, is set to go on trial in February.