Jesse Jackson Jr. is "Senate Candidate 5" in Complaint Against Illinois Govornor

CHICAGO (AP) - A lawyer for U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. says the
congressman is the "Senate Candidate 5" mentioned in the federal
corruption complaint against Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
Attorney James D. Montgomery Sr. said Wednesday that Jackson
never had a "pay-to-play" conversation with Blagojevich.
The governor is accused of trying to profit from his authority
to appoint a replacement to fill President-elect Barack Obama's
Senate seat.
Montgomery says Jackson "never authorized anyone to seek the
governor's support" for anything of value.
And he says Jackson isn't aware of any associates having made
such an overture on his behalf.
Montgomery says Jackson learned he was mentioned in the
complaint against Blagojevich the night before the governor's
arrest on Tuesday.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Zatoichi Location: Richmond on Dec 11, 2008 at 02:38 AM
    Following in the footsteps of his father.
  • by Diane Location: Mt.Sterling on Dec 10, 2008 at 03:35 PM
    It's called Chicago politics. This is the fifth Governor to be caught up in massive corruption. As for Jesse Jackson Jr., you don't hear of anyone who makes it in Chicago politics unless there is some kind of "DEAL" made. It will be more of a surprise if he is not indicted.
  • by Noskcaj on Dec 10, 2008 at 03:34 PM
    I have a dream, and doggone I'm going to buy it.


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