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An alleged co-conspirator in the sordid bribery tale of Randy Cunningham remains an enigmatic yet key figure in what federal officials have said is the single-largest case of congressional corruption in U.S. history.
The alleged co-conspirator, New York businessman Thomas Kontogiannis, has so far escaped indictment despite being accused of having helped to steer more than $500,000 in illicit money to the former North County Republican congressman ---- who now resides in an Arizona prison.
The charges in the Wilkes indictment lay out several instances of alleged money laundering and illegal transactions, and list co-conspirator No. 3 as a key player.
"Defendant Brent Roger Wilkes, co-conspirator No. 3 and others did knowingly conduct and attempt to conduct a financial transaction ... knowing that the transactions involved the proceeds of a specified unlawful activity ... and knowing that each transaction was designed in whole or in part to conceal and disguise the nature, location source, ownership, and control of the proceeds of said specified unlawful activities," the indictment reads.