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Saturday, September 12, 2009

Key Figure in Blagojevich Corruption Probe Found Dead

Ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich's former chief fundraiser is dead.
Stroger Hospital spokesman Marcel Bright says Christopher Kelly died Saturday.
Kelly was a key figure in the federal corruption case against Blagojevich. The suburban Chicago man was charged in the same indictment that alleges Blagojevich sought to sell or trade President Barack Obama's former seat in the U.S. Senate.
Kelly has pleaded guilty to two additional indictments. On Tuesday he admitted to receiving kickbacks to get millions in inflated roofing contracts from two airlines at O'Hare International Airport. He was sentenced to nearly 5 years.
In June he was sentenced to three years for obstructing the Internal Revenue Service for paying gambling debts with his company's money. (SOURCE)

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