You may have thought that you had heard the last of him after his appearance on The View, but it looks like Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is back in the news.
You may have thought that you had heard the last of him after his appearance on “The View,” but it looks like Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is back in the news. Today, his former chief of staff, John Harris, pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud, thus implicating his former boss in the pay-to-play scandal that led to Blagojevich’s removal from office.
Blagojevich — who was impeached in January for allegedly attempting to trade an appointment to President Obama’s vacated senate seat for financial favor — left office in late January, but made the rounds on the daytime television circuit for months defending his innocence. Harris agreed to cooperate with the federal government as it builds its case against Blagojevich, who is facing 16 counts of fraud, extortion and racketeering, so we could be hearing a lot more from him in the near future.
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