The former Illinois Governor was indicted Thursday on charges stemming from accusations that he attempted to sell Obama’s open seat on the Senate.
Wired PR News – Impeached Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich was among six individuals indicted Thursday on federal corruption charges. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), Blagojevich was indicted on 19 counts related to allegations that he attempted to auction off the vacant Senate seat of President Barack Obama.
As noted by the AP, Blagojevich has also been accused of giving false information to the FBI when questioned by agents, and attempting to accept monies in exchange for refinancing certain state funds.
The former governor’s legal woes initially began in December of last year when an investigation led to his arrest for fraud. Blagojevich was recorded making statements investigators say were indicative of his attempts to sell the Illinois Senate seat to the highest bidder. He was impeached by the Illinois House in the early part of January and officially removed from office after being convicted by the Senate January 29.