Thursday, February 4, 2010

Blago Extorted Rahm Emanuel? Blago New Indictments Pile Up

A 113 page indictment came down today against former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and his brother, Rob. Among 8 new charges is the accusation that Blogo tried to extort Rahm Emanuel and Emanuel's brother, Ezekiel Emanuel. Blago now faces a total of 24 counts.

According to the Chicago SunTimes:

The new charges are: racketeering, attempted extortion involving Emanuel and his brother, bribery involving the CEO of Children's Memorial Hospital, bribery involving a construction executive, conspiracy to commit bribery involving a Racetrack executive, conspiracy to commit extortion tied to appointing a U.S. Senator, attempted extortion in relation to a U.S. Senate seat appointment and conspiracy to commit bribery involving the senate seat appointment.

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