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Blagojevich charged with crimes

Updated: December 9, 2008, 8:20 PM ET
By Lester Munson | ESPN.com

CHICAGO -- The governor of Illinois, accused Tuesday of trying to sell the appointment of President-elect Barack Obama's seat in the U.S. Senate, is also charged with crimes resulting from his role in the sale of the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field.

In a complaint issued shortly after FBI agents arrested Gov. Rob Blagojevich in a pre-dawn raid on his home on Chicago's North Side on Tuesday, federal prosecutors assert that Blagojevich tried to use the Cubs sale as leverage in obtaining favorable ...

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