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Tollway Worker Accused of Misconduct Has Bail Set

$75,000 Bail for Tollway Worker Accused of Official Misconduct.

From the Dupage County State's Attorney:

WHEATON - DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced today that bail has been set at $75,000 for a former worker accused of using her position with the Tollway Authority to run a LEADS (Law Enforcement Agencies Data System) inquiry for purposes other than law enforcement purposes. Hilen Chammas, 37 (d.o.b. 3/11/1974) of 4322 Florence Avenue, Downers Grove, a Records Specialist at the Tollway Authority, has been charged with two counts of Official Misconduct (Class 3 Felony) following an investigation conducted by the Illinois State Police with the assistance of the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office.

It is alleged that on May 12, 2011, Chammas accessed the State’s LEADS system and ran an inquiry for purposes other than official law enforcement business. It is further alleged that Chammas then shared the information from LEADS with a friend.

“The allegations against Ms. Chammas are very serious,” Berlin said.  “I would like to stress however, that these allegations are levied against an individual with the Tollway Authority and are in no way indicative of the Illinois State Tollway Authority as a whole. This appears to be an isolated incident and no other employees of the Tollway Authority were involved. I would like to thank the Illinois State Police for their extremely thorough investigation into this matter. I would also like to thank Investigator Norman Hall from my office for an outstanding job on this case as well as Assistant State’s Attorney Helen Kapas for her work.”  

Members of the public are reminded that this complaint contains only charges and is not proof of the defendant’s guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the government’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

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