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Breaking: US indictment of elected official expected (2pm in Chicago)
Chicago Tribune ^

Posted on 05/28/2009 8:58:41 AM PDT by Hawk720

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Chicago said it will hold a press conference at 2 p.m. today to announce public corruption charges. Sources say it is expected to be an indictment of an elected official.

Details to come.

(Excerpt) Read more at chicagobreakingnews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: chicago; corruptdems; indictment
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1 posted on 05/28/2009 8:58:41 AM PDT by Hawk720
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To: Hawk720

Bets on it being a Republican? lol


2 posted on 05/28/2009 8:59:31 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (ALSO SPRACH ZEROTHUSTRA)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

Burris?


3 posted on 05/28/2009 9:00:08 AM PDT by rahbert
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To: Hawk720

Well, it won’t be Burris- he wasn’t “elected”!


4 posted on 05/28/2009 9:00:09 AM PDT by silverleaf ("Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal ( Martin Luther King))
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To: Psycho_Bunny

It couldn’t be...naw...


5 posted on 05/28/2009 9:00:11 AM PDT by Dallas59 ("You know the one with the big ears? He might be yours, but he ain't my president.")
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To: Hawk720

“be an indictment of an elected official. “

He is President now; the charges won’t stick.


6 posted on 05/28/2009 9:00:11 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (I agree with Rick..)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Any ideas?


7 posted on 05/28/2009 9:00:13 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Stop the wanton destruction of innocent squirrels!)
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To: Hawk720

Corruption in Chicago?


8 posted on 05/28/2009 9:00:22 AM PDT by mom4melody
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To: Hawk720

That could be all of them.


9 posted on 05/28/2009 9:00:33 AM PDT by COUNTrecount (http://obamaclock.org/)
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To: Hawk720

Obama?


10 posted on 05/28/2009 9:00:39 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: Hawk720

Just another FREAKIN’ smoke screen. Meanwhile, Trillions are being stolen from Americans.


11 posted on 05/28/2009 9:00:45 AM PDT by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: Hawk720

Je$$e Jack$on Junior?


12 posted on 05/28/2009 9:01:56 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (Hey, Obama! Where's my check?)
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To: Dixie Yooper

King Richard Daly?


13 posted on 05/28/2009 9:02:16 AM PDT by ChiMark
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To: Psycho_Bunny
Bets on it being a Republican?

That's a shallow pool to pick from. Not many elected Republicans in this state. Almost none in Chicago.

14 posted on 05/28/2009 9:02:25 AM PDT by Poison Pill (The Bond Market: Doing the job the Republicans won't do.)
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To: Psycho_Bunny
"Bets on it being a Republican? lol"

Yeah most likely someone attended a prayer breakfast or maybe they hung an American Flag in their office!
15 posted on 05/28/2009 9:02:29 AM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Fresh Wind
Je$$e Jack$on Junior?

Good guess. I'll second.

16 posted on 05/28/2009 9:03:17 AM PDT by dead
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To: Psycho_Bunny
"Bets on it being a Republican? lol

Are there any Republicans left in Chicago?

Based on statistical probability alone, I'm going to have to go with a Dem. But, you're probably right. If there's one Republican left, that's who will be indicted. It's the Chicagah Way.

17 posted on 05/28/2009 9:03:36 AM PDT by Big_Monkey
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To: Dixie Yooper

“Obama?”

dream on....Please find another cause worth fighting. As with Clinton, Zero will never get nailed.


18 posted on 05/28/2009 9:03:51 AM PDT by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: ChiMark

Oprah?


19 posted on 05/28/2009 9:04:14 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: Psycho_Bunny
Bets on it being a Republican? lol

Nah, if it was a GOPer, they'd have already told us.

20 posted on 05/28/2009 9:05:57 AM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (We bury Democrats face down so that when they scratch, they get closer to home.)
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To: gathersnomoss
dream on....Please find another cause worth fighting. As with Clinton, Zero will never get nailed.

Expect the worst and "Hope" for the best.

21 posted on 05/28/2009 9:06:08 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: Dixie Yooper

I bet Rush leads with this story today ... coming on now.


22 posted on 05/28/2009 9:06:39 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: Hawk720

There are hundreds of corrupt Chicago elected officials, but I thinking Jesse Jackson (Jr or Sr).


23 posted on 05/28/2009 9:06:45 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Hawk720

Unless the press conference is held at Soldier Field, I don’t think they have identified all of the corrupt locals...


24 posted on 05/28/2009 9:06:57 AM PDT by LearnsFromMistakes
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To: Psycho_Bunny
This is Illinois, we no longer have any of those Republicans here. The available choices are Socialist, Communist, Mobster, and Lunatic.
25 posted on 05/28/2009 9:07:12 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: gathersnomoss
As with Clinton, Zero will never get nailed.

Clinton didn't have the pajama media watching everything move and referencing past quotes with new quotes. The proliferation of data retention technologies has made it so that every word of a person's public life are recorded somewhere, even the private conversations. Obama will get nailed. No one leaves a pristine trail when carrying garbage.

26 posted on 05/28/2009 9:07:22 AM PDT by rarestia ("One man with a gun can control 100 without one." - Lenin / MOLWN LABE!)
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To: gathersnomoss
As with Clinton, Zero will never get nailed.

Well, would YOU nail Clinton? Oh wait...you were talking about Bill.
27 posted on 05/28/2009 9:07:31 AM PDT by ZX12R
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To: Fresh Wind

I’d make a wager on him before Burris. Notice how conspicuously absent JJJ has been of late.


28 posted on 05/28/2009 9:07:54 AM PDT by OCCASparky (Steely-Eyed Killer of the Deep)
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To: Hawk720
I'm shocked! Shocked I tell you!


29 posted on 05/28/2009 9:07:57 AM PDT by shibumi (" ..... then we will fight in the shade.")
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To: gathersnomoss
Meanwhile, Trillions are being stolen from Americans.

And no one seems to be noticing or commenting. Except you, of course.

30 posted on 05/28/2009 9:07:57 AM PDT by Bahbah
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To: Psycho_Bunny

Dick “Darth Vader” Cheney? Oh no he isn’t from Illinois nor is he a public official anymore. I bet it must be Oprah. Yeah that’s it Oprah. No? Okay then Burris


31 posted on 05/28/2009 9:08:45 AM PDT by the long march
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To: Bahbah

bttt


32 posted on 05/28/2009 9:09:09 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Dixie Yooper
If it were Obama (and it will not be) he can only be removed via Impeachment. Dems will NEVER EVER Impeach the First White and Black President.
33 posted on 05/28/2009 9:10:42 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barack Hussein 0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Hawk720
I'm thinking it could just be the formal charges against Blagojevich. As far as I recall, there never was an indictment, just the arrest.

All this announcement does is get everyone all whipped up for nothing; something Fitzgerald is really good at.

34 posted on 05/28/2009 9:10:42 AM PDT by Repealthe17thAmendment (Is this field required?)
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To: Poison Pill

It would be easier to arrest all the Politicians in Chicago and then decide who was less guilty.


35 posted on 05/28/2009 9:10:56 AM PDT by Plumres
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To: Repealthe17thAmendment

I think Blago was already indicted wasn’t he?


36 posted on 05/28/2009 9:11:09 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Hawk720
From last week....

Quinn: Aide made mistake with fundraising calls

Nah, couldn't be Quinn...

Snort.

37 posted on 05/28/2009 9:11:10 AM PDT by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: mewzilla; All

It would be an major irony if it is Quinn..


38 posted on 05/28/2009 9:15:00 AM PDT by KevinDavis (http://governorpalin4president.blogspot.com/)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
There are hundreds of corrupt Chicago elected officials

There are hundreds less Chicagorillas now. Many were moved to the zoo in Washington DC.

39 posted on 05/28/2009 9:15:00 AM PDT by Reeses (Leftism is powered by the evil force of envy.)
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To: ConservativeMan55
I think Blago was already indicted wasn’t he?

I could look this up, but what I remember is that they actually issued an arrest warrant before the indictment, which was highly unusual in these sorts of cases. They dragged him out of his house in handcuffs early in the morning.

Typically, the US attorney will notify the lawyer, and they simply show up in court to receive the indictment.

I could be wrong, though.

40 posted on 05/28/2009 9:17:59 AM PDT by Repealthe17thAmendment (Is this field required?)
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To: Hawk720

Racists!!!!!


41 posted on 05/28/2009 9:24:38 AM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, then writes again.)
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To: Repealthe17thAmendment

Looks like Blago was indicted on April 2, 2009

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/04/02/blagojevich-indicted-federal-corruption-charges/


42 posted on 05/28/2009 9:29:35 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: mewzilla

Sure wish it was Rahm! That guy deserves to be frogmarched out of this country and waterboarded in a filthy prison in Egypt.


43 posted on 05/28/2009 9:34:48 AM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: dead; Fresh Wind
Jackson campaign has paid wife $247K: Feds http://www.suntimes.com/news/politics/1588313,CST-NWS-jesse23.article

44 posted on 05/28/2009 9:35:42 AM PDT by TSgt (Extreme vitriol and rancorous replies served daily. - Mike W USAF)
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To: MikeWUSAF

“Jackson said last month he is the subject of a House ethics probe into his contacts with ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich about the U.S. Senate seat vacated by President Obama. Blagojevich faces federal charges that he tried to sell Obama’s seat. Jackson has denied wrongdoing.”


45 posted on 05/28/2009 9:37:34 AM PDT by TSgt (Extreme vitriol and rancorous replies served daily. - Mike W USAF)
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To: ChiMark

That’s what I’m hoping for, I HATE that mother’efr!


46 posted on 05/28/2009 9:37:59 AM PDT by Boiling Pots (Barack Obama: The final turd George W. Bush laid on America)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Well, that’s good. That means yet another crooked Illinois politician is going to get indicted.


47 posted on 05/28/2009 9:38:07 AM PDT by Repealthe17thAmendment (Is this field required?)
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PFLR


48 posted on 05/28/2009 9:40:15 AM PDT by crghill (You can't put a condom on your soul.)
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To: Hawk720

Has to be Burris


49 posted on 05/28/2009 9:41:06 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <----go there now, NOW)
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To: silverleaf
he wasn’t “elected”!

Oops!

Could be anyone in Chicago then.

50 posted on 05/28/2009 9:42:19 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <----go there now, NOW)
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