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By Marisa Taylor
December 9, 2008
WASHINGTON — Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was arrested Tuesday on charges of trying to trade President-elect Barack Obama’s vacant Senate seat for a lucrative job in the future Obama administration.
Chicago U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, the prosecutor who brought the charges, described the allegations against Blagojevich as a “political corruption crime spree,” but emphasized that he had no evidence Obama was aware of the scheme.
via McClatchy Washington Bureau | 12/09/2008 | Fitzgerald: No evidence Obama knew of Blagojevich’s scheme.
Probe of IL governor touches Tribune reporting, editorials
The Raw Story
Tuesday December 9, 2008
Blagojevich tried to axe pro-impeachment editors, paper held some reports on probe
Chicago’s largest newspaper has become a peripheral piece of the scandal enveloping Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
The FBI alleges that the Democratic governor wanted to get some Chicago Tribune editors fired after they argued for his impeachment, and the paper acknowledged that it had withheld some damaging stories about Blagojevich’s shady dealings at the request of federal prosecutors.
via The Raw Story | Probe of IL governor touches Tribune reporting, editorials.
FEDS ARREST ILLINOIS GOVERNOR!
December 09, 2008 CNN
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