Skip to comments.Blagojevich charged in fresh corruption indictment
Posted on 02/04/2010 7:22:18 PM PST by NormsRevenge
CHICAGO Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and his brother were charged Thursday in a fresh corruption indictment that contains no new allegations of misconduct but that prosecutors hope will help avoid delays to the start of Blagojevich's trial.
The new indictment only adds charges based on the same allegations the Blagojeviches have faced for months, including scheming to sell or trade the Senate seat vacated by President Barack Obama's election to the White House and a variety of political fundraising abuses.
The new charges are an attempt by prosecutors to ensure that a legal controversy now before the U.S. Supreme Court doesn't delay the brothers' trial, which is scheduled to get under way June 3.
The dispute before the high court is over a federal law that allows charges of denying taxpayers the right to "honest services." The charge appears throughout the previous indictment against Blagojevich.
(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...
Blago! You're FiRed!
No doubt the corruption trial won’t help Illinois Democrats seeking office this year.
I want to know why he is on the streets.
Put him in jail and hopefully he will fall in love with his new roomy “Big Bibba”
Amen to that question! How can he appear on a ‘reality’ show and get paid while you or I would never again see the light of day? There are two Americas and it is time to bring them together. Blago must have the goods on someone to still be free.
It don’t matter. The Big O will pardon him and a bunch of other lying stealing crapweasels when he leaves office.