Alonzo Monk

Lon Monk, a longtime friend and former aide to ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich, arrives at the Dirksen Federal Courthouse in Chicago for his sentencing hearing. He was sentenced to 2 years behind bars for helping Blagojevich try to squeeze a racetrack owner for $100,000 in campaign cash. (Credit: CBS)

Blagojevich Pal Lon Monk Sentenced To Two Years In Prison

A longtime friend and former aide to Rod Blagojevich has been sentenced to two years in prison for his role in the corruption scandal that took down the former governor.

CBS Chicago–04/03/2012

Rod Blagojevich

Prosecutors Could Rest Case Against Blagojevich On Thursday

Federal prosecutors have said they expect to rest their case against former Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Thursday, and the defense team has been told to be ready to begin presenting its case on Monday.

CBS Chicago–05/18/2011

Alonzo Monk, Rod Blagojevich

Blago’s Pal Monk Admits Helping With Shakedown Scheme

Rod Blagojevich’s college roommate and first chief of staff as governor testified Tuesday that he helped the governor try to shake down a racetrack owner for campaign cash in exchange for signing legislation to help the horse racing industry.

CBS Chicago–05/17/2011