Impeached former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who was arrested in December on charges of conspiracy and fraud, was indicted Thursday on. Second superseding indictment against Rod Blagojevich, et al. Final 2d Superseding Indict. Copyright © , Chicago Tribune. A federal indictment alleges Rod Blagojevich tried to block money for sick children and students unless he got big political contributions.

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Senate’s Democratic caucus called on Blagojevich to not appoint a senator and pledged not to seat anyone he attempted to appoint. The recordings played at the impeachment trial were taped in November and December and revealed efforts by Blagojevich to collect money from a horse track owner in exchange for signing legislation benefiting the racing industry, prosecutors said.

Balgojevich committee to review case, recommend on Blagojevich future”. Under the Illinois Constitution, a two-thirds majority, or 41 votes out of 59, was required to convict him on the article of impeachment. Retrieved January 27, Gillock Dixson v. Illinois gubernatorial election, Illinois gubernatorial election, Archived from the original on February 23, Within days of Blagojevich’s arrest, Illinois Attorney Indictmeent Lisa Madigan filed a motion with the Illinois Supreme Court seeking to declare the Governor “unable to serve” and strip him of the powers of his office.


The court denied the request.

The following day, January 29, the prosecution delivered a minute closing argument. He was accused of seeking cash, campaign contributions and kndictment for himself and others in exchange for state appointments, state business, legislation and pension fund investments.

Second superseding indictment against Rod Blagojevich, et al

Retrieved December 7, Obama’s deputy press secretary, Josh Earnest, said the White House would not comment. Pollasch December 11, Is Senate Blagojeviich No. Retrieved December 10, Retrieved December 11, On February 25, Lisa Madigan confirmed the constitutionality of moving forward a direct election for the seat formerly held by Obama to a targeted May 26 date. He signed a book deal and hosted a Chicago talk-radio show.

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On December 11,John Fritcheya Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives, circulated a letter to the Illinois House Democratic Caucus to outline options for moving beyond the crisis caused by the criminal allegations against Blagojevich.

Retrieved April 21, United States Sabri v. After his arrest, Blagojevich appeared blagojevcih U. Supreme Court on Burris: Calls for Blagojevich to Resign.

After the court’s ruling, White provided Burris with a certified copy, which bears the Seal of the State of Illinois, of the appointment’s registration, which Burris delivered blagojevivh the Secretary of the Senate. In the midst of the controversy, on December 31,Blagojevich appointed Roland Burrisa former Illinois Attorney General and the first African American to be elected to statewide office in Illinois, to the vacated Senate seat.


On April 2,a federal grand jury issued a 19 count indictment; 16 of which named Rod Blagojevich, including racketeering conspiracywire fraudextortionconspiracyattempted extortionand making false statements to federal agents.

It is my intention to appoint a special committee to begin immediately an investigation into the governor’s conduct in office and to undertake the preparatory work that is a prerequisite to an impeachment proceeding in the Illinois House. Ritter says Illinois Governor should resign”.

Pat Quinn and Illinois lawmakers are studying ways to clean up the state’s “culture of corruption,” but the Blagojevich allegations highlight the difficulty of stopping someone bent on misconduct.

Archived from the original PDF on July 31, On January 14, the new session of the Illinois House of Representatives convened and voted to affirm the impeachment vote of the prior session with only Blagojevich’s indicfment Deborah Mell dissenting.

Archived from the original on June 3, A federal grand jury indicted the year-old Democrat on 16 felony counts, including racketeering conspiracy, wire fraud, extortion conspiracy, attempted extortion and making false statements to federal agents.