Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Lon monk blagojevich

  • Alonzo Lon Monk, who also served as groomsman at Blagojevichs wedding, is one of the last members of the two-term governors inner circle to be sentenced in a legal saga that led to convictions of more than a dozen erstwhile powerbrokers.
  • (Chicago Tribune)
  • Update: Lon Monk sentenced to 24 months in prison A second confidant of imprisoned ex-Gov.
  • (NBC Chicago)
  • A judge in Chicago is set to sentence Rod Blagojevich's college buddy-turned-top aide for his role in trying to squeeze a racetrack executive for campaign cash for the then-Illinois governor.
  • (Arlington Heights Daily Herald)
  • Next week, former Blagojevich chiefs of staff John Harris and Lon Monk are to be sentenced. Their sentencings were delayed so they could testify at Blagojevich's two trials. They're both hoping for leniency in return for their cooperation.
  • (Chicago Sun-Times)
  • Law360, New York (April 03, 2012, 7:29 PM ET) -- Ex-chief of staff to former Illinois Gov.
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  • is to be sentenced after admitting he helped Blagojevich try to sell an appointment to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Barack Obama.
  • (Chicago Sun-Times)
  • CHICAGO (AP) — A top aide to former Governor Rod Blagojevich will be sentenced today for his role in a corruption case.
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  • Next week, Blagojevichs last chief of staff, John Harris, is due to be sentenced. Lon Monk, another former chief of staff and old Blagojevich college pal, was also supposed to be sentenced next week. But his hearing was pushed into April.
  • (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
  • As FBI recording devices listened, Blagojevich and his friend Lon Monk plotted how to get the track owner to pay before Jan. 1 in exchange for Blagojevich signing into law a bill that would provide big subsidies for the horse racing industry.
  • (State Journal-Register)
  • At a time when Illinois pols continue to make the wrong kind of news — ex-Blagojevich chief of staff Lon Monk is being sentenced today — its noteworthy that a few of them quietly are making the right kind of news.
  • (Crain's Chicago Business)

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