U.S. v. Blagojevich
(U.S. Dist. Ct., N.D. Ill., Dec. 9, 2008) – Illinois governor Rob Blagojevich and his Chief of Staff John Harris were arrested today on charges including an alleged scheme to sell the Senate seat of President Elect Barack Obama. In this criminal complaint, Blagojevich and Harris were charged with one count of conspiring to defraud the people of Illinois and one count of corruptly paying the recently bankrupt Tribune Company millions of dollars in financial assistance from the state of Illinois in exchange for firing Tribune editorial writers critical of Blagojevich.
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Incidentally - you will have a tough time finding out the fact that Blagojevich is a Democrat in the reporting on this story. Media bias, maybe. But do the math - a Chicago politician in handcuffs...what political party do you think he belongs to?