When word came that consummate con man Joseph Kalady was found dead in
his apartment, federal prosecutor T. Markus Funk had his suspicions.
Especially after a court official called the home a day after Kalady's
supposed death and was told that Kalady was home but couldn't come to
the phone because he was sleeping.
So Kalady's cremation was stopped, to allow Funk and a crew of agents
to pay a visit, according to court records.
When Funk lifted up the cardboard lid of the box labeled "Joseph
Kalady" at a crematorium in Romeoville, he found a dead man inside.
The corpse was about 165 pounds -- less than half the size of the