Thursday, April 02, 2009

Blago indicted

I guess we all knew this was coming.

Disgraced Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who is on a resort vacation in Florida, was indicted today on a host of federal corruption charges dating back to 2002 even before he was sworn in as governor.

Several aides were also charged in the 75-page indictment filed late Thursday afternoon in federal court.

I guess that I am surprised that so many people went down at one time.

I wonder how and if this affects Senator Burris?

Robert Blagojevich was the person that Senator Burris was contacted by in the selling of Obama's seat.

I wonder how this affects President Obama?

Funny how these indictments drag Tony Rezko back into the mix. The same Tony Rezko that helped Obama purchase his home.

There were several new allegations, including:

That Blagojevich, Monk, Kelly and previously convicted Blagojevich associate Tony Rezko agreed to use the governor's office for financial gain and would spilt the proceeds after Blagojevich left office. They agreed to a scheme in which they would split fees after directing state pension business to a certain company whose lobbyists agreed to pay Rezko for the business. Rezko then agreed to split the fees with the group

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