Thursday, April 2, 2009

UPDATE x5: Blagojevich Has Been Indicted

DEVELOPING...STAND BY... 4:54 PM, 02 APRIL 2009 Link from WBBM 780 AM: Audio: Gov. Quinn's statement on the indictment Official Press Release (PDF file; US Dept of Justice) List of Defendants: Rod Blagojevich; Christopher Kelly; Alonzo Monk; William Cellini; John Harris; Robert Blagojevich Full List of Defendants and Charges (PDF file; USDOJ) UPDATE: Federal Indictment Against Blagojevich Alleges "Pervasive Fraud" UPDATE: Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, his brother Rob and Christopher Kelly, a former top fundraiser for Blagojevich, were all indicted today on corruption charges, the U.S. attorney's office in Chicago announced.Also charged in the indictment were Lon Monk, a lobbyist and former Blagojevich chief of staff; John Harris, also a former chief of staff to Blagojevich; and William Cellini, a Springfield insider for decades.The indictment comes four months after Blagojevich was arrested and charged with engaging in pay-to-play politics in a sweeping federal complaint that accused him of trading state jobs, contracts and regulatory favors for campaign contributions. More at Breaking News... Chicago News Bench RSS Feed CommieBama Hats and More