Christopher Kelly, a former adviser and chief fundraiser for former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, was sentenced to 37 months in prison today on federal tax fraud charges for concealing his use of corporate funds to cover gambling debts.
Kelly had faced up to 4 years in prison. He pleaded guilty to the charges in January, admitting he underreported his roofing company's profits by nearly $500,000 from 2001 through 2005.
Prosecutors said Kelly placed millions of dollars of wagers with Las Vegas casinos and had his business cover some of his losses.