CHICAGO — Prosecutors in the federal corruption trial of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich sought in testimony this week to link a loan to businessman Joseph Aramanda from consultant Robert Kjellander to an alleged scheme by Blagojevich and three associates to personally profit from the state’s $10 billion pension bond sale.

Kjellander’s firm, Springfield Consulting Group LLC, received an $809,000 payment for serving as consultant to Bear Stearns & Co., boork-runner on the taxable bond sale. Former Blagojevich chief of staff Alonzo “Lon” Monk testified last week that the promise of personal financial benefits drove the decision to select Bear Stearns, as did Blagojevich’s ­decision, on the day of pricing in June 2003, to give the go-ahead to issue the full $10 billion of bonds that the Legislature had authorized.

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