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Wikinews has related news: Governor of Illinois arrested on suspicion of corruption Governor of Illinois Rod Blagojevich had been under investigation for corrupt activity for four years, as part of a broader federal investigation by Patrick Fitzgerald , code-named Operation Board Games , that had been going on for three years. District Judge Amy St. I appreciate anybody who wants to tape me openly and notoriously; and those who feel like they want to sneakily, and wear taping devices, I would remind them that it kind of smells like Nixon and Watergate. The case involved sweeping pay to play and influence peddling allegations, including the alleged solicitation of personal benefit in exchange for an appointment to the U.

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Wikinews has related news: Governor of Illinois arrested on suspicion of corruption Governor of Illinois Rod Blagojevich had been under investigation for corrupt activity for four years, as part of a broader federal investigation by Patrick Fitzgerald , code-named Operation Board Games , that had been going on for three years. District Judge Amy St. I appreciate anybody who wants to tape me openly and notoriously; and those who feel like they want to sneakily, and wear taping devices, I would remind them that it kind of smells like Nixon and Watergate.

The case involved sweeping pay to play and influence peddling allegations, including the alleged solicitation of personal benefit in exchange for an appointment to the U.

Senate as a replacement for Barack Obama when the latter resigned after being elected U. Senate as convertible currency of the form that could assure this future. Fraud involving the appointment of a senator to fill the Senate seat vacated by Barack Obama has been the most notable charge against Blagojevich. Promises of campaign funds—including cash up front. A Cabinet post or ambassadorship for himself to Serbia.

Senator for Illinois who had served alongside Barack Obama, issued a statement regarding the prospective gubernatorial appointment to replace Obama in the Senate: "No appointment by this governor, under these circumstances, could produce a credible replacement". Neither house debated the bills, nor were they enacted. Burris said he told Blagojevich that he could not donate to him because "it could be viewed as an attempt to curry favor with him regarding his decision to appoint a successor to President Obama.

Durbin told reporters that during the meeting he advised him to resign: "I told him under the circumstances that I would consider resigning". Burris stated that he would not do so.

Senate elections and relayed to Burris that he would be very unlikely to succeed in the primary or general election. On February 25, Lisa Madigan confirmed the constitutionality of moving forward a direct election for the seat formerly held by Obama to a targeted May 26 date. Blagojevich was aware that Barack Obama would have preferred " Senate Candidate 1" Valerie Jarrett , and he allegedly made efforts to obtain favors in exchange for appointing Jarrett for the U.

Senate seat. Fuck them. He stated that, not only had he never engaged the governor on the topic of his Senate seat, but he was "confident that no representative of mine would have any part in any deals related to this seat". Obama stated that he did not think Blagojevich could "effectively serve the people of Illinois" and that his former Senate seat "belongs to the people". He also stated that to his knowledge, no representatives of his had engaged in any dealmaking with the governor.

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Blagojevich Charged With 16 Corruption Felonies

Rod Blagojevich, who was arrested in December on charges of conspiracy and fraud, was indicted Thursday on 16 felony counts by a federal grand jury, the U. Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is facing such charges as racketeering, conspiracy and wire fraud. Blagojevich, 52, faces charges including racketeering, conspiracy, wire fraud and making false statements to investigators, according to the release. Three counts in the indictment are against the aides and advisers.

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Blagojevich indicted on 16 federal felony charges

Blagojevich left with Emil Jones center and Jeffrey Schoenberg right at the Illinois Executive Mansion for a luncheon after Barack Obama launched his campaign in From to , Blagojevich served as federal liaison for the Democratic Governors Association. By early , five Republicans campaigned in the primary for the right to challenge him in the general election , with state treasurer Judy Baar Topinka eventually winning the nomination. Blagojevich formally began his reelection campaign for Governor of Illinois on February 19, Rod R. Blagojevich, Governor. While in office, Blagojevich signed progressive legislation such as ethics reform, death penalty reform, a state Earned Income Tax Credit , a statewide comprehensive smoking ban and expansions of health programs like KidCare and FamilyCare FamilyCare was ruled unconstitutional.

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