U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald on Tuesday accused Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich of participating in a "political corruption crime spree" that was a blatant effort to sell the state's U.S. Senate seat in the latest "pay-to-play" scheme in Illinois politics.
Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich arrested, charged
Illinois Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn today called on Blagojevich to step aside, at least temporarily, because he is "seriously impeded from carrying out his oath of office."
Illinois, not Louisiana, is the most corrupt state
For Louisiana, it is time for celebration! No longer are we the most corrupt state in the nation.
3 ex-Ill. governors have served time since 1970s
Article includes recap of governors from other states who have run into legal trouble, such as Louisiana's Edwin Edwards.
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