Blagojevich-Linked Federal Witness Gets 5 1/2 Years For Fraud

Law360, Chicago (July 19, 2012, 9:55 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge sentenced a former state pension fund trustee to more than 5 1/2 years in prison Thursday for fraud and money laundering, a reduced punishment prosecutors requested based on his cooperation in cases tied to imprisoned former Ill. Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

U.S. District Judge Amy J. St. Eve sentenced Stuart Levine to 67 months in prison and one year of supervised release. Levine inked a plea deal with prosecutors in October 2006 in which he copped to one count each of fraud and...
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