Blagojevich charged with crimes
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 treatment in the editorial pages of the Chicago Tribune.
ABC: Range Of Allegations
Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich was arrested on Tuesday and faces multiple charges on a range of alleged corrupt acts, including trying to benefit by naming a successor to replace President-elect Barack Obama in the U.S. Senate. Story