Illinois Gov. Blagojevich arrested
FBI alleges governor conspiried to sell or trade the state's U.S. Senate seat, which is being vacated by President-elect Barack Obama.
The Department of Justice alleges that in exchange for the Senate appointment, Blagojevich discussed obtaining:
- a substantial salary for himself at either a non-profit foundation or an organization affiliated with labor unions;
- placing his wife on paid corporate boards where he speculated she might garner as much as $150,000 a year;
- promises of campaign funds — including cash up front;
- a cabinet post or ambassadorship for himself.
The NJ Gov only wants to be Secretary of the Treasury.