Illinois governor charged with corruption

Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich was arrested and charged with corruption this morning in connection with his actions while preparing to name President-elect Barack Obama’s replacement in the Senate. The New York Times reports that a 76-page affidavit from the U.S. Attorney’s office in northern Illinois says Blagojevich was heard on wiretaps over the last month planning to “sell or trade Illinois’ United States Senate seat vacated by Pres-elect Barack Obama for financial and personal benefits for himself and his wife.”

Also indicted was John Harris, the governor’s chief of staff.

You can read more of the Times’ story here.



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