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Rod Blagojevich was reindicted, February 4 2010, Blagojevich re-indicted, US Supreme Court decision, US attorney’s office Chicago, USDOJ, New 24 count indictment, Federal grand jury, racketeering, attempted extortion, bribery

From Chicago Breaking News, February 4, 2010.

“Blagojevich re-indicted, but accusations the same”

“Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich was re-indicted in his corruption case today as prosecutors seek to keep an upcoming decision from the U.S. Supreme Court on “honest services” fraud from delaying Blagojevich’s June trial.

The new 24-count indictment was handed up by a federal grand jury, the U.S. attorney’s office in Chicago announced.”

“Blagojevich was indicted last April on 16 counts, including racketeering conspiracy.

The revised indictment does not allege any new wrongdoing by Blagojevich but includes eight new counts that do not rely on honest services fraud.

The new charges include racketeering, attempted extortion, bribery, conspiracy to commit bribery and conspiracy to commit extortion.

The underlying wrongdoing still includes Blagojevich’s alleged attempt to sell the U.S. Senate seat vacated by President Barack Obama and other alleged efforts to leverage the powers of his office.”

Read more:

http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2010/02/blagojevich-re-indicted-on-corruption-charges.html

Blagojevich indictment:

http://www.justice.gov/usao/iln/pr/chicago/2010/pr0204_02a.pdf

Those paying attention and reading this blog for the past two years recognize that the Blagojevich indictment is not just about selling Obama’s seat. It is about rampant Chicago corruption that includes manipulation of the IL Health Planning Facilities Board and Obama’s role in reducing the number of members from 15 to 9. Obama was chairman of the IL senate committee that made the change and gave Blagojevich and Rezko control with only 5 members. Some of the new members contributed to Obama and Blagojevich. If you are unaware of this story, search this blog. It has been extensively reported.

Glenn Beck, Acorn, Oversight Report, US House of Representatives, July 22, 2009, Glenn Beck Show, Acorn criminal enterprise, evading taxes, racketeering, investment fraud

** Update July 23, 2009 – Link to show below **

Glenn Beck announced on his show, July 22, 2009, that he has a copy of the US House of Representatives oversight report on Acorn. Beck states that the oversight report reveals that Acorn is a criminal enterprise and is guilty of racketeering, tax evasion, obstruction of justice, embezzlement and investment fraud. Glenn Beck will go over the report on his next show.

 

Glenn Beck Show July 23, 2009:

http://www.foxnews.com/search-results/m/25439775/shell-game.htm

 

Thanks to commenter The South for the lead.