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Chesterfield Man Caught Up in Federal Fraud Case

Russell Todd admitted to accepting approximately $20,000 in luxury baseball tickets, meals and entertainment to a local gentlemen’s club from government contractors.


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Mo. Republicans Blame Governor for Lack of Ethics Legislation

“I spoke with the governor the first day of legislative session and I haven’t heard from him since,” says Sen. President Pro-Tem Rob Mayer.


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Judge Denies Blagojevich Request to Hear New Tapes

Judge James Zagel on Monday denied Blagojevich’s request to have previously unreleased wiretap tapes played at his Dec. 6 sentencing.



Illinois Flirts with Financial Disaster

As of early last month, the state owed on 166,000 unpaid bills worth a breathtaking $5 billion, with nearly half of that amount more than a month overdue.


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Rezko Still On For Sentencing After Blagojevich

The government has portrayed Rezko as the ultimate insider who pulled strings in Blagojevich’s administration.



Former East St. Louis Official Admits Corruption

Arthur Johnson pleaded guilty to charges that he wrongly got cash payments and agreed to take a job.


CHICAGO, IL - MAY 02:  Rod Blagojevich and his wife Patti arrive at the federal courthouse where opening remarks are expected to be delivered at the former Illinois Governor's re-trial May 2, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. In August 2010 Blagojevich was found guilty on one charge of giving a false statement to federal agents. The jury was unable to reach a verdict on 23 other counts against him.  (Getty/Scott Olson)

Opening Statements Set in Blagojevich Retrial

Attorneys on each side or corruption case forced to try new tactics


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Blagojevich to Appear in Court During Jury Selection

Judge hopes to have jury impaneled within the week.


Hearing set in Blagojevich corruption case

CHICAGO (AP) –  There’s a status hearing set in impeached Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s corruption case.



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