Posts Tagged ‘Scandal’

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Blagojevich Scandal: Governor’s Lawyer Wants Obama Staff Subpoenaed

December 26, 2008

ed-genson-595.jpgIn a move intended to force public testimony from President-elect Barack Obama’s inner circle, a lawyer for Gov. Rod Blagojevich has asked the legislative panel considering impeachment of the governor to subpoena more than a dozen witnesses, including Obama’s incoming chief of staff.

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Obama: Probe Shows No Contact in Illinois Governor Scandal

December 16, 2008

President-elect Barack Obama said Monday a review by his own lawyer shows he had no direct contact with Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich about the appointment of a Senate replacement, and transition aides did nothing inappropriate.

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Former Kwame Kilpatrick Aide, Christine Beatty, Pleads Guiilty in Scandal (Video)

December 2, 2008

christine-beatty3.jpgStoic and publicly silent through months of a sex scandal, the woman whose relationship with former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick led to his downfall broke her silence Monday, shedding tears as she pleaded guilty. Christine Beatty, a former aide to the mayor, accepted a four-month jail sentence in exchange for admitting to obstruction of justice charges for her actions in a civil lawsuit brought by two police officers.

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