Politics Jun 27

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Blagojevich Found Guilty on Corruption Charges

Jurors found former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich guilty on nearly all counts he faced in a retrial, including charges that he tried to sell President Obama's open U.S. Senate seat. Blagojevich had denied any wrongdoing.

Politics Apr 02

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Blagojevich Indicted on Corruption Charges

Deposed Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, his brother and several former top aides were indicted late Thursday afternoon on corruption charges, the U.S. attorney's office in Chicago announced.

Senate Democratic leaders moved Monday to formally accept Roland Burris as President-elect Barack Obama's Senate successor, hoping to move beyond the spectacle that emerged around Burris's appointment by the scandal-plagued Illinois governor.

The Illinois House voted overwhelmingly Friday to impeach Gov. Rod Blagojevich, an action that sets up a Senate trial on whether he should be thrown out of office for allegedly trying to sell President-elect Barack Obama's vacant Senate seat.

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