Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Slide Ended in Apparent Suicide

Christopher Kelly was a roofer, a fundraiser, a gambler and a felon. He started small, made millions, befriended a young politician named Rod Blagojevich and died last weekend in an apparent suicide.

Kent Redfield, a professor of political science at the University of Illinois at Springfield, described Kelly as "part of the inner circle from the beginning." He called it ironic at best that Blagojevich made Kelly his point man with the Illinois Gaming Board.

Redfield's comments were featured in a September 15, 2009 edition of the Washington Post.

Download a PDF of the article.