Warrenville Ex-Alderman Christopher Halley Gets 5 Years in Prison

April 4, 2012 | By | Reply More

Christopher Halley Gets 5 Years in PrisonYesterday, the DuPage County State’s Attorney office released a press release indicating that Warrenville resident Christopher Halley was sentenced to five years in prison for stealing thousands of dollars from acquaintances.  We posted about Halley’s antics before.   Some people never learn… 

Here is the press release:

Former Warrenville Alderman Sentenced to Five Years on Theft Charges

     DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced today that former Warrenville Alderman Christopher Halley, 28 (d.o.b. 5/18/1983), of 2S030 Ascot Lane, Warrenville, has been sentenced to five years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for swindling thousands of dollars from acquaintances on several occasions and even while on probation for similar charges.

    In August, 2010, Halley was charged with two counts of Theft by Deception for accepting money from acquaintances promising tickets to sporting events including Chicago Bears and Blackhawks games. Halley never delivered the tickets or a refund to his victims. On another occasion, Halley took money from another acquaintance promising a “meet and greet” with former President George Bush. Once again, he failed to provide the meeting with the former President and did not refund his victim’s money. On October 1, 2010, Halley entered a plea of guilty to the charges and was sentenced to 94 days in the DuPage County Jail with credit for 47 days served and two years probation. While on probation, Halley swindled another acquaintance claiming he could help him obtain equipment for his business for $5,500. After Halley was paid the $5,500, he failed to provide the promised equipment or a refund to his victim.

     “After his first brush with the law, Mr. Halley was provided a second chance and given probation,” Berlin said. “But instead of taking advantage of the Court’s generosity, Mr. Halley went back to his cheating ways, a decision that landed him behind bars for the next five years. I would like to thank Assistant State’s Attorneys Helen Kapas and William Wu for their work on this case.”

     Halley will be required to serve 50% of his sentence before being eligible for parole.

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