Blagojevich Brothers Go on Defense

Shields, Yvette
July 2010
Bond Buyer;7/20/2010, Vol. 373 Issue 33352, p1
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The article reports on the trial of former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich and his brother Robert, which focuses on allegations that Blagojevich tried to use his official powers for personal profit and to build his campaign fund. Alonzo Monk, Blagojevich's former chief of staff, testified that Bear Sterns was chosen for the state's pension bond issue because it promised personal financial benefits. Robert Blagojevich denied that he tried to force campaign contributions from state contractors.


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