Lee Anglin, inadequately described by the Tribune as “a politically connected south suburban man,” was sentenced the other day to 15 years in prison. He’d fleeced investors of some $10 million operating what the Tribune headline called a “Ponzi scheme” that involved securities he sold backed by real estate that was either worthless or didn’t exist. One investor was quoted as calling Anglin a “pathological liar” — a far more robust description but also inadequate.

I’m not sure Anglin can be summed up in so many words, but “legendary Chicago newspaper publisher” belongs in the mix.