Looks like Governor Rod Blagojevich was taken into federal custody this morning along with his Chief of Staff according to the Chicago Tribune. According to CNN they were charged with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and solicitation of bribes. Both of them have been believed to be involved in corruption for a while. This arrest happening not to long after reports of a probe into the governors current method for choosing Barack Obama’s Senate replacement.
Gov. Blagojevich’s arrest ironically comes after he made public statements on behalf of former Governor George Ryan who is currently in prison for corruption. Damn Blagojevich just couldnt keep his hands clean. These charges I am speculating are due to probable corruption due to trying to trade the newly open senate seat for money. After such a good light on Illinois politics, he had to mess it up.