CHICAGO
01/16/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Former Blagojevich Confidante Christopher Kelly To Plead Guilty

Another card may have fallen in the governor's house of cards. Christopher Kelly - one of Gov. Blagojevich's closest advisers, fund-raisers and friends - is set to plead guilty in his federal criminal case, according to a court filing.

Kelly was charged last year with failing to report gambling proceeds. He was not charged with conduct related to state deals but is widely known to be under scrutiny for fund-raising schemes under Blagojevich.

Court records show Kelly is scheduled to plead guilty Jan. 16.

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