Feds bust “pay to play” Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich

Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich was arrested today for attempting to sell Obama’s U.S. Senate seat. Federal investigators busted the Governor on corruption charges.

December 9, 2008, West Palm Beach, FL (JusticeNewsFlash.com)–Top news story Illinois Governor Blagojevich was busted by federal investigators on corruption charges today. According to federal authorities the Governor was marketing President-elect Obama’s upcoming vacant Illinois Senate seat. The bold Illinois elected official went so far as to dare authorities to tape his phone calls if they thought he was guilty of anything. According to government insiders the feds have been investigating Governor Blagojevich for his known “pay to play” politics for several years.

Authorities had bugged the governor’s campaign office and tapped his home phone, catching him talking about alleged plans to sell the U.S. Senate seat left empty by President-elect Barack Obama. Blagojevich went home tonight on $4,500 bail after his arrest and arraignment hearing in federal court.

Breaking legal/political news reporter Heather L. Ryan for JNF

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