Governor Rod Blagojevich and his Chief of Staff, John Harris, were arrested earlier today by the FBI on federal corruption charges.
Patrick J Fitzgerald, United States Attorney for the Northern District 2 of Illinois, stated:
The breadth of corruption laid out in these charges is staggering. They allege that Blagojevich put a ‘for sale’ sign on the naming of a United States Senator; involved himself personally in pay-to-play schemes with the urgency of a salesman meeting his annual sales target; and corruptly used his office in an effort to trample editorial voices of criticism. The citizens of Illinois deserve public officials who act solely in the public’s interest, without putting a price tag on government appointments, contracts and decisions.”
Are we, the residents of Illinois, surprised by this occurrence?
Not at all. The corruption of Illinois officialdom is rife.
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