- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 28, 2015

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) - A federal judge has sentenced a former eastern Illinois township supervisor to probation for stealing more than $60,000 from the township and using the money to gamble.

The (Kankakee) Daily Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1DgOx0U ) 36-year-old Leon Eddie Monday of St. Anne was sentenced to three years of probation and must repay the money he took from Pembroke Township.

Mondy pleaded guilty last year to one count of wire fraud. Prosecutors say he admitted taking the money when he was township supervisor and spending it on gambling.

Prosecutors said he took money from retirement funds and water, community center, senior nutrition and social security accounts.

St. Anne is about 70 miles south of Chicago.

Jim Rowe was township attorney at the time of the thefts. He says “the sentence is atrocious.”


Information from: The Daily Journal, https://www.daily-journal.com

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