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Re: Blagojevich

Postby Happy Mom » Mon Feb 02, 2009 7:14 pm

He is making the rounds of TV shows tomorrow and Wed. I wonder if he realizes what a big fool he is making of himself and how everyone wants him on to laugh at him, not with him.... he needs to go get drunk with Geraldo, his biggest supporter. :roll:
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Re: Blagojevich

Postby Happy Mom » Wed Jul 08, 2009 5:44 pm

John Harris was the fiend behind the destruction in the middle of the night of Meigs Field. I hope he gets the maximum and rots with hard core criminals....unfortunately, he will probably go to a country club prison....


Blagojevich aide pleads guilty in corruption case

AP

By MIKE ROBINSON, AP Legal Affairs Writer Mike Robinson, Ap Legal Affairs Writer – 2 hrs 43 mins ago

CHICAGO – A former chief of staff to ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich pleaded guilty Wednesday to taking part in a scheme to sell or trade President Barack Obama's Senate seat and vowed to testify at the ex-governor's corruption trial.

John Harris, 47, admitted in his signed plea agreement that he repeatedly talked with Blagojevich about how the then-governor could turn his power to name a successor to Obama to his own financial advantage — such as trading it for a high-paying job.

Harris's defense attorney, Terry Ekl, said he expects Blagojevich to go to trial on racketeering conspiracy charges and that his client would take the witness stand to outline what he knows about corruption in the administration.

"I have never met a person who is going to be a better witness than John Harris is going to be," Ekl told reporters after his client pleaded guilty.

A spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office, Randall Samborn, had no comment.

Harris pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge James B. Zagel to a single count of wire fraud for a November 2008 phone conversation about appointing Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to the seat being vacated by Obama's election as president.

In his plea agreement, Harris outlined a scheme under which Blagojevich would get a job as head of a union-sponsored organization, Change to Win, in exchange for giving Jarrett the Senate seat. Officials of the Service Employees International Union were to broker the scheme had it gone forward. It did not.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_blagojevich_indicted
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