Chicago Heights Man Sentenced in Scheme to Steal from Obama Campaign
Anthony Elam and his brother Willard have been sentenced to four years in prison.
Two men were sentenced to four years in prison after they pleaded guilty to taking part in stealing more than $50,000 in checks from President Barack Obama’s campaign headquarters in Chicago, Sun-Times Media reports.
Anthony Elam, 52, of Chicago Heights and his brother, Willard Elam, 48, of Dolton, both pleaded guilty to forgery before Cook County Judge Stanley Sacks.
Jessie Adams, 36, of Joliet, recruited the brothers to open up fraudulent checking accounts at two different Chicago area bank branches, authorities told Sun-Times Media. The men used checks written by “Obama for America," to open the accounts.