Big relief for Kelly's family


Charges dropped against Chris Kelly's company

At least this should help Kelly's young daughters out. I am sure they could not collect any insurance money due to the fact their Dad's cause of death was suicide
September 25, 2009 12:09 PM
Federal prosecutors dropped criminal charges today against the roofing company of Christopher Kelly, who died of an apparent suicide about two weeks ago.

The firm, BCI, had been charged with Kelly in a kickback scheme for roofing contracts at O'Hare International Airport.

Kelly pleaded guilty in that case earlier this month, days before his death. Kelly died of an apparent drug overdose Sept. 12.

All charges against Kelly in the case against former Gov. Rod Blagojevich were dropped the week after his death.

A lawyer for Kelly and BCI, Thomas Leinenweber, applauded the decision to drop the case against the roofing company. Leinenweber said the government chose to end the matter regarding Kelly and the firm instead of pursuing fines or other penalties.

The company's assets will support his family, the attorney said, including his three daughters.

"This was a compassionate and just thing for them to do," he said.

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