Trouble Ahead

Blago Aide Will Flip on Gov

Watch out, Blago! A longtime friend and former chief of staff has pled guilty to wire fraud and is promising to help the feds in their investigation into the corruption case against the former governor. The aide, Alonzo Monk, said that he has witnessed Rod Blagojevich shake down a host of businessmen. Monk said that even before being elected the Illinois governor was plotting how to split up potential funds among friends. According to the Associated Press, Monk's testimony against Blagojevich could destroy the former governor's defense.