Blagojevich case: Who got what
July 18, 2012 1:22AM
Updated: August 19, 2012 6:25AM
who got what
Key figures tied to former Gov. Rod Blagojevich who have been sentenced in federal court:
† Tony Rezko, former top fund-raiser for Blagojevich and President Barack Obama, shook down companies seeking state business: 101/2 years in prison.
† John Glennon, a former adviser to now-imprisoned ex-Gov. George Ryan, covered up kickbacks that involved Stuart Levine, who was convicted of corrupting two state boards Blagojevich controlled: Two years of probation.
† John Harris, Blagojevich’s former chief of staff, helped Blagojevich try to sell an appointment to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Obama: 10 days in prison.
† Alonzo “Lon” Monk, law school roommate and former chief of staff who schemed with Blagojevich to get rich off state deals: Two years in prison.
† Joseph A. Cari Jr., tried to extort an investment company that sought pension-investment business from Blagojevich’s administration: Three years of probation.
Key Blagojevich figures awaiting sentencing in federal court:
† Stuart Levine, a top Republican fund-raiser turned Blagojevich campaign contributor, admitted using his appointment to two Illinois state boards to mastermind multimillion-dollar extortion schemes designed to enrich himself and others.
† William Cellini, a longtime political power broker, attempted to extort $1.5 million for Blagojevich’s campaign fund.
† Jacob Kiferbaum, a onetime construction magnate also from Glencoe, admitted participating in Levine’s hospital-related schemes.
† Steven L. Loren, a now-disbarred attorney from Highland Park, worked for the Teachers Retirement System of Illinois, another state board controlled by Levine. Loren was involved in the attempted extortion of an investment firm that sought business from the teacher-pension fund.