Federal prosecutor Patrick J. Fitzgerald has been appointed to prosecute Rod Blagojevich and his Chief of Staff John Harris. The FBI alleges Illinois governor Blagojevich used his position to try and auction off Barack Obama's vacant senate seat to the highest bidder.In a press conference Tuesday morning, Fitzgerald said Blagojevich's "conduct would make Lincoln roll over in his grave."Fitzgerald went on to quote sections in the FBI-released affidavit that describe Blagojevich's wire tapped...Read Full Story
Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich was arrested today on corruption charges alleging that he was attempting to sell President-elect Barack Obama's vacant senate seat to the highest bidder.A federal investigation, known as Operation Board Games, recorded Blagojevich and his Chief of Staff, John Harris, through wire taps discussing the value of the senate seat. Wire taps also caught the governor pressuring the owners of the Chicago Tribune to fire unfriendly members of its editorial board in...Read Full Story
John Harris (born 1962) is the chief of staff for Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich. Both were arrested on corruption charges stemming from accusations they were "auctioning off" Barack Obama's vacant senate seat.