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Breaking News: Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich In Federal Custody On Corruption Charges.

December 9, 2008

UPDATED

This is stunning and stupid on the part of Gov. Blagojevich!

(A snowstorm AND fresh scandal all on the same day…pinch me!)

Gov. Blagojevich and his chief of staff John Harris were arrested at their homes this morning in a probe involving the governor’s quest to fill Sen. Barack Obama’s Senate seat.

The charges also include alleged attempts by the governor to influence the Tribune editorial board.

The governor threatened that if the Tribune didn¹t support the governor, he wouldn’t approve the sale of Wrigley Field.

The charges are contained in a criminal complaint and are unrelated to a more than three-year probe into alleged pay-to-play politics under the governor’s administration.

An 11 a.m. press conference has been scheduled by the U.S. attorney¹s office.

Read the criminal complaint.

More to come.

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A law enforcement official says Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is in federal custody on corruption charges.

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