When The Checks Stop Coming In

- By Bossip Staff

Posted by Bossip Staff

Government corruption doesn’t get any worse than this. The Governor of Illinois was caught trying to slang Obama’s Senate seat to the highest bidder. This nicca is a damn Governor trying to slang a President elect’s Senate seat like it’s Ebay:

Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is in federal custody on corruption charges, a law enforcement official said Tuesday. Blagojevich and his chief of staff, John Harris, are charged with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and solicitation of bribery, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Northern District of Illinois.

Both men are expected in U.S. District Court in Chicago later Tuesday.A news conference is expected at noon ET. Federal prosecutors say Blagojevich, Harris and others conspired to gain financial benefits in appointing President-elect Barack Obama’s Senate replacement, according to the statement.

“The breadth of corruption laid out in these charges is staggering,” U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald said in a statement. “They allege that Blagojevich put a ‘for sale’ sign on the naming of a United States Senator; involved himself personally in pay-to-play schemes with the urgency of a salesman meeting his annual sales target; and corruptly used his office in an effort to trample editorial voices of criticism.”

According to the statement, Blagojevich is alleged to have discussed obtaining:

# a substantial salary for himself at either a non-profit foundation or an organization affiliated with labor unions;

# a spot for his wife on paid corporate boards, where he speculated she might garner as much as $150,000 a year;

# promises of campaign funds — including cash up front;

# a Cabinet post or ambassadorship for himself.

The Obama transition team is aware that Blagojevich is in federal custody, but has no comment, according to a senior Democratic source.

SMH. This no-good reckless nicca is trying to taint the good Obama brand before he even takes office.


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  • Aunt Viv



    got em coach. its hard out here for a Gov.


  • james

    cant blame him…its a RECESSION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Sawyer

    WOW! How stupid can you be to think no one was going to find out you pimpin out the Gov seat…and Obama’s at that!!! There’s nothing but coverage on who will be the next Illinois and NY Gov…so how about you not bring any extra attention to that?!

    I hope the Obama transition team sayings nothing…continue to focus on planning for when you get swore in! Dont let this other BS distract you.

  • Life is Sad

    This is what’s wrong with the world today. Why is this sooooo sad????

  • iluvprada

    Why do people wit a little power feel like they can never get caught?!!!!!!!! What a dumbazzz!

  • Detroiter4Life

    Y!?! Dammit……these fools are worst than the average criminal you see on the street I swear!

  • dapro

    typing to fast

    This doesn’t have sh*% to do with Obama.

  • grendel

    Goodness.. this mofo was foaming at the mouth thirsty.

  • Aunt Viv

    Hi dapro,
    Your gravie is beautiful.

  • Sticky

    This Illinoisan hangs head in shame. Damn Rod!


    ILLINOIS…the LOUISIANA of the mid-west.

  • http://www.gravatar.com Re...Officially Lurks

    I don’t blame him. It’s either tricking on the streets or selling government seats online.

  • Sydney

    This is fascinating. . .Wow.

    I need some input from the posters in Illinois. Does Blagojevich have some sort of pre-existing reputation? Because from what I’ve read so far, he’s kind of the Godfather of politics. . .

  • BE

    LMAO@RE – I don’t blame him. It’s either tricking on the streets or selling government seats online

    Yeah that is what it comes down to huh?


  • http://www.gravatar.com Re...Officially Lurks



  • http://www.gravatar.com Re...Officially Lurks


    Okay, okay, MAYBE, just maybe, this guy can actually…and this is a CRAZY idea, but:

    …maybe he can work hard *cringe* and make his own money legally. I KNOW, that’s hard to fathom…it seems selling drugs to bring your community down is the only way….

    …but if he can’t just save up, I think it’s best to stay away from tricking for awhile…it’s too cold.

  • Ermy Erm (Chitown til it go DOWN!)

    😯 I just can’t believe it. I thought he was one of the good guys

  • Sydney



    LOL, well, the thought crossed my mind as well, particularly after Jefferson’s shenanigans and defeat in La. this past weekend, and Rangel is still in the hot seat.

  • http://www.gravatar.com Re...Officially Lurks

    If someone sells the Presidents seat after Obama finishes his second term, I’m purchasing it.

  • http://www.gravatar.com Re...Officially Lurks

    In fact, I should skip lunch and start saving up right now…

  • BE

    If someone sells the Presidents seat after Obama finishes his second term, I’m purchasing it.

    Re sorry Bush already been there done that!

  • http://www.gravatar.com Re...Officially Lurks


    Over my dead body! I’m saving up all my monies…

    Plus, I heard through the black market that Bush is banned from purchasing seats. This comes from an unnamed source, I must protect their identity…

  • http://www.gravatar.com Re...Officially Lurks

    But seriously though…I hope he uses some of his money to get rid of that Donald Trump inspired hairdo…

  • Twitter

    Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is the same guy that will sell the wet out of water and the stink outta sh*t!!

    God bless him for being enterprising…..times are tough, he might really need the money!!

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