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A former township supervisor in eastern Illinois has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $60,000 from the township and using the money to gamble.

Leon Eddie Mondy, 35, of St. Anne, pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud Wednesday in Urbana federal court, prosecutors said. Mondy admitted that he took the money from various township accounts and spent it on gambling while he was acting Pembroke Township supervisor, prosecutors said.

Prosecutors said he took money from retirement funds and water, community center, senior nutrition and social security accounts, among others.

St. Anne is about 70 miles south of Chicago.

Mondy is to be sentenced Jan. 23 in Peoria.

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