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Grand Jury Charges Kankakee-Area Woman With Structuring Cash Deposits To Evade Reporting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 7, 2009

Urbana, Ill. – A federal grand jury today returned an indictment charging a Bourbonnais, Illinois woman with structuring monetary transactions to evade Currency Transaction Reporting requirements involving more than $10,000 in currency. The grand jury charged Connie M. Kendziorek, 46, of the 1000 block of Blaye, Bourbonnais, Illinois with eight counts of unlawful money structuring. The indictment also seeks forfeiture of any property involved in the structuring offenses and traceable to the property involved in structuring offenses.

The indictment alleges that from January 30, 2008 to February 8, 2008, Kendziorek structured deposits in separate transactions in amounts under $10,000 to banks and credit unions in Kankakee, Bourbonnais, Bradley, Chicago, Manteno and Beecher, Illinois. The indictment alleges the various deposits totaled approximately $266,904 in U.S. currency.

A summons will be issued by the U.S. Clerk of the Court for Kendziorek’s initial appearance in federal court on a date to be determined by the Clerk.

If convicted, each count of unlawful money structuring carries a statutory penalty of up to five years in prison.

The charge is the result of an investigation by the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Colin S. Bruce.

Members of the public are reminded that an indictment is merely an accusation; the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

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