On December 9, 2008, Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and his chief of staff John Harris were arrested by FBI agents on corruption charges. They were both charged with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and solicitation of bribery. They were accused of conspiring to sell or trade the senate seat left vacant by President Barack Obama and obtaining illegal campaign contributions. Blagojevich was later impeached and removed from office by the Illinois state legislature, and was convicted of making false statements to the FBI by a jury in the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
Learn more about legal action against Rod Blagojevich from the JURIST news archive.
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