In 2009, the former Illinois Governor Rob Blagojevich resigned from public office after being caught on tape asking Barack Obama’s former Chief of Staff to hand over a $5 million campaign donation. Now the man is facing charges for allegedly trying to sell an appointment to President Obama’s former White House counsel.
What is Governor Blagojevich Charged With?
Former Illinois Governor Rob Blagojevich was indicted on charges of corruption on December 10, 2008. He is charged with trying to sell the office of President of the United States in exchange for campaign contributions from the owner of a construction company. The charges also include attempting to get a job for his wife at the White House.
The Background of the Case
Former Illinois Governor Rob Blagojevich was indicted on corruption charges on Friday, May 17th. The following is a brief summary of the case against him.
The charges against Blagojevich include trying to trade an appointment to the U.S. Senate for money and attempting to sell access to President Obama. Prosecutors say that he attempted to keep control of the Senate seat by appointing his wife to it instead of a candidate who would have been more favorable to his political agenda.
Blagojevich is also accused of attempting to sell Obama’s appointment as Secretary of Defense in exchange for campaign contributions. In both cases, prosecutors say that Blagojevich tried to profit from his position.
The former governor has denied all of the charges against him and has indicated that he plans to fight the indictment.
What Happened After His Conviction and Release?
The former Illinois Governor, Rob Blagojevich, was recently convicted of corruption charges and released from prison. Since his release, what has he been doing?
Blagojevich began working as a consultant for the companySKYbridge Global Advisors LLC. He is also working on a book about his time in the office.
Blagojevich has also been speaking with law students about politics and corruption. He has also been involved with the Obama Foundation.
What are the Possible Outcomes of the Case?
The former Illinois Governor Rob Blagojevich was charged with corruption on Thursday and the possible outcomes of the case are wide-ranging. If convicted, Blagojevich could face up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. However, he could also be pardoned by President Barack Obama, which would remove any criminal record. In addition, if Blagojevich is not convicted of corruption, he could still be sued for damages by people who allege that his actions harmed them.
Former Illinois Governor Rob Blagojevich was just charged with corruption, and the news is not good. According to the indictment, Blagojevich attempted to sell or trade political appointments for campaign contributions. This type of behavior is absolutely abhorrent and will not be tolerated in our society. I hope that justice is served and that Blagojevich spends a long time behind bars for his crimes.