- Victim Assistance
- Consumer Protection
- Media Center
- Topical Index
MILWAUKEE Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced today that the Elections Fraud Task Force that he and Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm recently established has brought its first charge. Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm has filed a criminal complaint against Ms. Endalyn Adams charging her with Falsely Procuring Voter Registration, a felony.
A copy of Milwaukee County District Attorney Chisholms press release can be accessed here.
A copy of the criminal complaint can be accessed here.
Ms. Adams served as a Special Registration Deputy (SRD) from about July 1, 2008 until about August 15, 2008. Although trained and deputized as an SRD by the City of Milwaukee, Adams was paid to register voters by the Community Voters Project, a special interest group operating under the auspices of the Fund for the Public Interest.
Ms. Adams is charged with submitting 45 forms, about twenty-seven or 60% of which contained information alleged to be false. At least nineteen of Endalyn Adams voter forms listed persons that do not appear to exist. Nineteen addresses on Adams voter registration forms were determined by police investigators to be nonexistent. Twenty-two of the driver license numbers submitted on these forms were also fraudulent.
A criminal complaint is a document accusing a person of violation of criminal law. A defendant enjoys a presumption of innocence. The prosecution must prove its allegations at trial beyond a reasonable doubt.
All media inquiries about this case should be directed to Milwaukee County District Attorney Chisholms office to the attention of Assistant District Attorney Bruce Landgraf at 414-278-4645 in the District Attorneys Public Integrity Unit.