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SarasotaRepub
04-02-2009, 07:31 PM
CHICAGO, Illinois (CNN) -- Impeached former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who was arrested in December on charges of conspiracy and fraud, was indicted Thursday on 16 felony counts by a federal grand jury, the U.S. attorney's office said.

The 19-count indictment charges Blagojevich and some of his closest aides and advisers with a wide-ranging "scheme to deprive the people of Illinois of honest government," according to a statement by the attorney's office.

Blagojevich, 52, faces charges including racketeering, conspiracy, wire fraud and making false statements to investigators, according to the release. Three counts in the indictment are against the aides and advisers.

Calls to Blagojevich and to a public relations firm representing him were not immediately returned.

Link (http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/04/02/illinois.blagojevich/index.html)

tacitus
04-02-2009, 07:33 PM
The 19-count indictment charges Blagojevich and some of his closest aides and advisers with a wide-ranging "scheme to deprive the people of Illinois of honest government," according to a statement by the attorney's office.

That could be said of the current administration and CONgress.

patriot45
04-02-2009, 07:48 PM
CHICAGO, Illinois (CNN) -- Impeached former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who was arrested in December on charges of conspiracy and fraud, was indicted Thursday on 16 felony counts by a federal grand jury, the U.S. attorney's office said.

The 19-count indictment charges Blagojevich and some of his closest aides and advisers with a wide-ranging "scheme to deprive the people of Illinois of honest government," according to a statement by the attorney's office.

Blagojevich, 52, faces charges including racketeering, conspiracy, wire fraud and making false statements to investigators, according to the release. Three counts in the indictment are against the aides and advisers.

Calls to Blagojevich and to a public relations firm representing him were not immediately returned.

Link (http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/04/02/illinois.blagojevich/index.html)

I hope he goes down screaming and naming names! :D

PoliCon
04-02-2009, 08:22 PM
some one let me know when the CONVICTIONS come.

SarasotaRepub
04-02-2009, 10:27 PM
I hope he goes down screaming and naming names! :D

Oooooooo...I like it! :D

tacitus
04-02-2009, 11:43 PM
I hope he goes down screaming and naming names! :D


O comes to mind.

Odysseus
04-03-2009, 04:15 PM
CHICAGO, Illinois (CNN) -- Impeached former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who was arrested in December on charges of conspiracy and fraud, was indicted Thursday on 16 felony counts by a federal grand jury, the U.S. attorney's office said.
Link (http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/04/02/illinois.blagojevich/index.html)

Is he still the president of the Hair Club for Men? :D

lacarnut
04-03-2009, 04:50 PM
some one let me know when the CONVICTIONS come.

Let me know when a court date is set. After several years of charging cold cash Rep Jefferson LA of fraud, there has been no trial date set yet. Looks like the Justice Dept. does not want to try this crook.

PoliCon
04-03-2009, 05:26 PM
Let me know when a court date is set. After several years of charging cold cash Rep Jefferson LA of fraud, there has been no trial date set yet. Looks like the Justice Dept. does not want to try this crook.

if they do it too soon - Jefferson might remember connections etc to other leaders - they want to let the evidence get old and peoples memories fade.:rolleyes: