Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Governor Of Illinois Arrested

When Blagojevich campaigned for Governor his main issue was "Stop the Corruption" duh, well he meant stop everyone else from being corrupt!. It will be interesting to see what involvement Obama and Jesse Jackson had to do with the selling of Obama's vacant Senate seat.


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Illinois Gov. Blagojevich, chief of staff, arrested
Breadth of corruption "staggering"
By Jeff Coen, David Kidwell and Monique Garcia Tribune staff reporters
9:14 AM CST, December 9, 2008
Gov. Rod Blagojevich and his chief of staff, John Harris, were arrested by FBI agents on federal corruption charges Tuesday morning.Blagojevich and Harris were arrested simultaneously at their homes at about 6:15 a.m., according to Frank Bochte of the FBI. Both were awakened in their residences and transported to FBI headquarters in Chicago.In one charge related to the appointment of a senator to replace Barack Obama, prosecutors allege that Blagojevich sought appointment for himseld as Secretary of Health and Human Services in the new Obama administration, or a lucrative job with a union, in exchange for appointing a union-preferred candidate.Another charge alleges Blagojevich and Harris conspired to demand the firing of Chicago Tribune editorial board members responsible for editorials critical of him in exchange for
Blagojevich and Harris, along with others, obtained and sought to gain financial benefits for the governor, members of his family and his campaign fund in exchange for appointments to state boards and commissions, state jobs and state contracts, according to the charges."The breadth of corruption laid out in these charges is staggering," U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald said in a statement."They allege that Blagojevich put a 'for sale' sign on the naming of a United States senator; involved himself personally in pay-to-play schemes with the urgency of a salesman meeting his annual sales target; and corruptly used his office in an effort to trample editorial voices of criticism." (for the rest of the crook story go to http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-rod-blagojevich-1209,0,7997804.story)

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