Early figure in Blagojevich downfall sentenced to probation
Real estate consultant John Glennon arrives at the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse in April 2012. (Phil Velasquez, Chicago Tribune / May 9, 2012)
U.S. District Senior Judge John Grady also fined Glennon $20,000 and ordered him to perform 320 hours of community service to help train and nurture business entrepreneurs at a small business development center at Governors State University.
Glennon, a onetime influential real estate consultant, pleaded guilty in 2007 to helping conceal $700,000 in kickbacks as part of a bid to win a contract for the expansion of a North Chicago medical school.
Glennon’s sentencing was delayed as the federal probe reached higher and ultimately led to Blagojevich’s 14-year prison term for corruption.