Former Illinois Gov. Blagojevich Indicted on Corruption Charges

April 2, 2009

(ChattahBox) — The other shoe has fallen with a thud, for former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.  A federal grand jury just (April 2nd) handed down a 19-count indictment against Blagojevich and five of his closest advisers, including his brother, two former aides and two businessmen. It accuses Blagojevich of corruption involving billions of dollars in state pension bonds. The Impeached and ousted Gov. has been charged with 16 felony counts including racketeering conspiracy, wire fraud, extortion conspiracy and making false statements to federal agents.

FBI agents arrested the Chicago Democrat in December on allegations that also include trying to auction off President Barack Obama’s vacant U.S. Senate seat. Blagojevich has repeatedly denied wrongdoing.  Blagojevich is currently on vacation with his family at Walt Disney World in Florida.


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