A 113 page indictment came down today against former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and his brother, Rob. Among 8 new charges is the accusation that Blogo tried to extort Rahm Emanuel and Emanuel’s brother, Ezekiel Emanuel. Blago now faces a total of 24 counts.
According to the Chicago SunTimes:
The new charges are: racketeering, attempted extortion involving
Emanuel and his brother, bribery involving the CEO of Children’s
Memorial Hospital, bribery involving a construction executive,
conspiracy to commit bribery involving a Racetrack executive,
conspiracy to commit extortion tied to appointing a U.S. Senator,
attempted extortion in relation to a U.S. Senate seat appointment and
conspiracy to commit bribery involving the senate seat appointment.