New Details Emerge In Ex-Ashby Elevator Manager Case
James Allen | Dec 6, 2018 AT 7:59 am
New details are emerging from the criminal complaint formally charging 56 year old Jerry Hennessey with sending fraudulently obtained money through the U.S. mail that was handed down in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis on Tuesday.
The federal complaint has hinted at Hennessey’s possible escape plan as his long-running scheme crumbled. When the co-op board called a meeting on September 10th to discuss suspicious transactions after a loan to the Co-op from a federal ag bank in Colorado became overdue, Hennessey didn’t show up for the board meeting. Instead, federal investigators later learned that he had gone early that morning to a friend’s home and told the friend he was in big trouble and needed their help. The friend then drove Hennessey to Des Moines, Iowa and dropped him off on the side of the road.
After Tuesday’s initial court appearance Hennessy was released by the court with numerous conditions. Hennessy’s location will be electronically monitored and he cannot leave Minnesota without permission from his probation officer.