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Bill Richardson resigns from Obama cabinet, Sunday, January 4, 2009, Scandal rocks Obama administration, Commerce Secretary, Governor Bill Richardson, New Mexico governor resigned

Governor Bill Richardson of New Mexico has resigned from Obama’s cabinet.
Richardson is enmeshed in a Corruption investigation. Here is an article from
Fox News dated Sunday, January 04, 2009:

“Bill Richardson Withdraws as Commerce Secretary-Designate
The commerce secretary-designate has withdrawn his nomination because of an
investigation into whether Bill Richardson exchanged New Mexico state
government contracts for campaign financing.

FOXNews.com

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Bill Richardson is withdrawing his nomination to be commerce secretary, FOX
News confirmed Sunday.

Richardson, who will remain governor of New Mexico, is facing a federal grand
jury investigation into whether he exchanged government contracts for
contributions to three Richardson political committees.

Richardson denies any wrongdoing but the investigation won’t be finished before
he has to go to a Senate confirmation hearing.”

Read more here:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/01/04/report-richardson-drops-bid-commerce-secretary/