Former township supervisor pleads guilty to theft

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URBANA - A former eastern Illinois township supervisor has pleaded guilty to stealing tens of thousands of dollars from the township and using the money to gamble.

Prosecutors said that Leon Mondy, 35, pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud on Wednesday.  Prosecutors also say that Mondy admitted to taking more than $60,000 from various Pembroke Township accounts and spending the money on gambling while he was acting as the township's supervisor.

 According to prosecutors, the money was taken from retirement funds and community center, senior nutrition, water, and social security accounts.  Mondy is scheduled to be sentenced on January 23.

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