Founder of Bob’s Steak & Chop pleads guilty to stealing $300,000

Bob Sambol, founder of Bob’s Steak & Chop House, plead guilty this afternoonto felony theft after prosecutors alleged that he swindled an investor out of $300,000.

Sambol has agreed to restitution of the sum, and will be sentenced to 10 years of deferred adjudication probation at a later date.

My 2009 original story:

Publication Date: March 28, 2009

Bob’s owner stays put Steakhouse mogul facing theft charge hasn’t made plans to turn himself in

JENNIFER EMILY

He’s a wanted man now, but steaks are wanted, too – and Bob Sambol was still on the job Friday, serving up Texas juiciness at his high-end Bob’s Steak & Chop House.

Sambol said that he had made no plans to turn himself in to authorities after being charged with felony theft and accused of swindling an investor out of $300,000. His indictment was made public Thursday.

“No one has told me to so far,” said Sambol, 55. “I’m here at the restaurant working. It’s business as usual.”

The charges stem from an investment he accepted to expand his restaurant on Lemmon Avenue in Oak Lawn, where the wealthy and famous dine in Dallas.

–Jennifer Emily/Reporter

Source: Crime Blog