Illinois Man Jailed for Bilking Acquaintance Forms 2 PACs | NBC Chicago
Ward Room
Covering Chicago's nine political influencers

Illinois Man Jailed for Bilking Acquaintance Forms 2 PACs

One PAC includes a vulgarity in the title and another references pedophilia.

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Illinois Man Jailed for Bilking Acquaintance Forms 2 PACs
    An Illinois man sentenced to 10 years in prison for bilking a female acquaintance has started two political action committees from behind bars.

    An Illinois man sentenced to 10 years in prison for bilking a female acquaintance has started two political action committees from behind bars.

    Angelo Pesce lists his mailing address as the Taylorville Correctional Center in central Illinois, the Chicago Tribune reports. 

    Papers filed last week with the Federal Election Commission identify the 51-year-old Pesce as the treasurer and agent of one PAC with a vulgarity in title and another that references pedophilia.

    As a convicted felon and inmate Pesce can't vote. However, there is no law barring him from starting a PAC.

    Illinois Department of Corrections spokeswoman Nicole Wilson says the department is aware of Pesce's actions. She said Pesce is responsible for complying with the law governing PACs.

    Pesce pleaded guilty to theft by deception in 2006. He went on the lam afterward and was arrested in Detroit in 2014.

    Get the latest from NBC Chicago anywhere, anytime

    • Download the App

      Available for IOS and Android