Two Suburban Men Charged After Checks Stolen From Obama Campaign

Posted on September 22, 2012


Illinois (Rosemary R. Sobol and Jennifer Delgado-The Chicago Tribune) – Bail was set at $100,000 and $75,000 today for two men charged with depositing two checks stolen from President Barack Obama’s campaign headquarters into bank accounts they fraudulently opened.

A judge Saturday set bail at $100,000 for Jessie Adams, who allegedly instructed Willard Elam and another unnamed man who remains at large to open up bank accounts at separate TCF bank branches in the south suburbs. Adams is charged with one count of organizing a financial criminal enterprise.

Charged with ripping off the president’s campaign (left to right) Jessie Adams and William Elam. Image Chicago Police Department.

Bail for Willard Elam, who is charged with continuing a financial crime enterprise, was set at $75,000

Cook County prosecutors said Elam and the unnamed man were accompanied by Adams and pretended to be business owners of actual companies that work with Obama’s presidential campaign.

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