Former Pembroke Township Supervisor Leon Eddie Mondy was sentenced to three years probation after pleading guilty last year to stealing more than $63,000 from the township.
The 36-year-old from rural St. Anne will have to pay back more than $66, 400 in restitution. Prosecutors said Mondy withdrew just over $63,000 from the township accounts and gambled much of the money away.
A federal judge in Peoria handed down the sentence.
Court records show Mondy made the illegal withdrawals while serving as township supervisor between August 2012 and May 2013.
The federal charges alleged that Mondy withdrew money from an insurance fund, the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, water debt fund, community center fund and the senior nutrition fund. One of the withdrawals, $3,114 in cash, was made from a PNC Bank branch in Franklin, N.C., and withdrawn from Pembroke Township's accounts here.
Mondy was appointed supervisor in May 2012, after former supervisor Larry Gibbs resigned and later pleaded guilty to income tax evasion. Mondy, a township trustee for 4 1/2 years, was appointed by other trustees.