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"Crook County" is the title on Drudge Report for the following story. I suppose I have to mention it since I live in Cook County. I didn't realize how corrupt the Governor was. After 32 years in Brazil, I was wondering why I felt so much at home here.

Details Of Complaint Against Blagojevich

December 9, 2008

CHICAGO (CBS) ― Full release from U.S. Attorney's Office

From the article:

Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich and his Chief of Staff, John Harris, were arrested today by FBI agents on federal corruption charges alleging that they and others are engaging in ongoing criminal activity: conspiring to obtain personal financial benefits for Blagojevich by leveraging his sole authority to appoint a United States Senator; threatening to withhold substantial state assistance to the Tribune Company in connection with the sale of Wrigley Field to induce the firing of Chicago Tribune editorial board members sharply critical of Blagojevich; and to obtain campaign contributions in exchange for official actions – both historically and now in a push before a new state ethics law takes effect January 1, 2009.

Que saudades do Brasil!

:)

Michael

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On 12/9/2008 at 3:19 PM, Michael Stuart Kelly said:

 

Details Of Complaint Against Blagojevich

December 9, 2008

CHICAGO (CBS) ― Full release from U.S. Attorney's Office

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Que saudades do Brasil!

I wonder if the President is serious about commuting Blagojevich's sentence ...

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