Chicago Sun-Times
Inside the Rod Blagojevich investigation and related cases

Day 16: Lon Monk on deck

| No Comments | No TrackBacks

After the defense finished up cross-examining John Wyma Monday morning, the prosecution called up Children's Memorial Hospital CEO Patrick Magoon to delve into allegations of a shakedown for campaign contributions and moved onto current witness, construction consultant Gerald Krozel.

Prosecution: An increasingly desperate Rod Blagojevich used legislation as leverage to try and squeeze campaign contributions out of Magoon and Krozel.

Defense: Magoon earned more than $600,000 a year and had given to politicians in the past. The hospital had plenty of cash on hand even as it wanted a rate increase for its doctors treating Medicaid patients.

Up next: The prosecution will call up Blagojevich's groomsman and former top aide Lon Monk after Krozel steps down, and may even get to racetrack executive John Johnston before Tuesday's end.

No TrackBacks

TrackBack URL: http://blogs.suntimes.com/cgi-bin/mt-tb.cgi/40588

Leave a comment

About this Entry

This page contains a single entry by Lark Turner published on May 17, 2011 10:12 AM.

Krozel: Blagojevich wouldn't pass tollway bill without campaign contributions was the previous entry in this blog.

Krozel: I lied to the FBI; I was 'terrified' is the next entry in this blog.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.