Arrest of Illinois Governor Blagojevich
Department of Justice officials talked about the arrest that morning of Governor Rod Blagojevich (D-IL) and his chief of staff, John Harris, by Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents on federal corruption charges alleging that they and others were engaging in ongoing criminal activity: conspiring to obtain personal financial benefits for Governor Blagojevich by leveraging his sole authority to appoint a United States senator; threatening to withhold substantial state assistance to the Tribune Company in connection with the sale of Wrigley Field to induce the firing of Chicago Tribune editorial board members critical of Governor Blagojevich; and to obtain campaign contributions in exchange for official actions. close
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Patrick J. Fitzgerald U.S. Attorney Department of Justice->Northern District of Illinois
Robert D. Grant Special Agent in Charge Federal Bureau of Investigation->Chicago, IL
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