This morning, according to the Chicago Tribune, Gov. Rod Blagojevich has been taken into custody by the FBI agents on federal corruption charges.
I guess I should have posted an article I was working on last night afterall. I’ll try and make up for it by keeping on top of this as best I can.
Gov. Blagojevich and his chief of staff, John Harris, were arrested by the FBI on federal corruption charges. Here are some of the accusations.
Blagojevich and Harris conspired to demand the firing of Chicago Tribune editorial board members responsible for editorials critical of Blagojevich in exchange for state help with the sale of Wrigley Field, the Chicago Cubs baseball stadium owned by Tribune Co.
Blagojevich and Harris, along with others, obtained and sought to gain financial benefits for the governor, members of his family and his campaign fund in exchange for appointments to state boards and commissions, state jobs and state contracts.