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Pilot for Gov. Blagojevich charged in fight


Belleville, Ill. – A state pilot who flies the Illinois governor around faces felony charges and might lose his pilot's license. Brian Keen is also the son-in-law of Congressman Jerry Costello.

Keen, 34, has been charged with crimes related to an incident in which police say he broke into a female acquaintance's home earlier this week and got into a fight. He could lose his pilot's license if he's convicted of a felony.

Congressman Costello's daughter has filed for divorce from Keen.

Keen, who lives in Belleville, has been specifically charged with criminal trespass to a residence and two misdemeanor battery charges. He faces up to three years in prison, if convicted.

Keen has been a pilot with the state since 2003.


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