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Rod Blagojevich, former governor of Illinois has been indicted on a stack of federal charges.
United States v. Rod R. Blagojevich, et al includings the following:
Rod R. Blagojevich, 52, of Chicago
Christopher Kelly, 50, of Burr Ridge
Alonzo Monk, 50, of Park Ridge
William F. Cellini, Sr., 74, of Springfield
John Harris, 47, of Chicago
Robert Blagojevich, 53, of Nashville, Tenn.
Charges: Count(s) Defendant(s)
Racketeering conspiracy Count 1 Blagojevich and Kelly
Wire fraud Counts 2-12 Blagojevich (2-12)
Robt. Blagojevich (3, 12)
Fraud conspiracy Count 13 Cellini and Kelly
Extortion conspiracy Count 14 Cellini and Kelly
Attempted extortion Count 15 Cellini and Kelly
Attempted extortion Count 16 Blagojevich
Extortion conspiracy Count 17 Blagojevich
Attempted extortion Count 18 Blagojevich
False statements Count 19 Blagojevich
Penalties (maximum on each count): Imprisonment Fine*
Racketeering conspiracy 20 years $250,000
Wire fraud &
Fraud conspiracy 20 years $250,000
Extortion conspiracy &
Attempted extortion 20 years $250,000
False statements 5 years $250,000
* Note – On some counts, an alternative maximum fine of twice the gross gain to any
defendant or twice the gross loss to any victim, whichever is greater, may apply. If convicted,
the Court would determine the appropriate sentence to impose under the advisory United
States Sentencing Guidelines. The defendants are presumed innocent and are entitled to a fair
trial at which the government has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.