Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich (D) was arrested on federal charges today. U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald calls the charges of pay-to-play politics "staggering."
There are lots of things in this indictment. He allegedly try to sell a Senate seat and also kept a favored list of contractors he'd dole out money to if they gave money to him.
From The Tribune:
Blagojevich also was alleged to be using a favors list, made up largely of individuals and firms that have state contracts or received taxpayer benefits, from which to conduct a $2.5 million fundraising drive before year's end when a new tougher law on campaign donations, prompted by the governor's voracious fundraising, would take effect.
There will definitely be more news to come here. We'll keep you