Top Blago fundraiser pleads not guilty

February 11, 2009 8:51:08 AM PST
Former Governor Rod Blagojevich's top fundraiser and one-time campaign manager pleaded not guilty to corruption charges Wednesday. Christopher Kelly was arraigned Wednesday morning on charges of money laundering and mail fraud.

Kelly is accused of paying nearly $500,000 in kickback funds in exchange for more than $8.5 million in inflated contracts for work at O'Hare Airport.