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New Guilty Plea For Monk In Illinois

Published: April 30, 2010 2:12 pm ET

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According to a report, one of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich's top level aides entered a new guilty plea this morning in federal court.

Alonzo 'Lon' Monk, a former Blagojevich chief of staff, is expected to be a key witness of the corruption trial of the former governor. has reported that Monk today pleaded guilty to a superceding indictment and that he is expected to testify that himself, Blagojevich and two others planned to bring in hundreds of thousands of dollars via campaign contributions which they could split up when Blagojevich left office.

Monk has now pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to solicit a bribe. The guilty plea is in relation to Monk's role in an alleged Blagojevich scheme to bring in a campaign contribution from a horseracing executive in exchange for Blagojevich signing a bill designed to aid the horseracing industry in the state.

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