"Impeachment trial and removal from office
Blagojevich on the day of his arrestBlagojevich was arrested at his home by federal agents and charged with corruption. The Illinois House and Senate moved quickly thereafter to impeach the governor for abuse of power and corruption. He was removed from office and prohibited from ever holding public office in the state of Illinois again, by two separate and unanimous votes of 59-0 by the Illinois State Senate on January 29, 2009. Blagojevich's lieutenant governor Patrick Quinn subsequently became governor of Illinois. The Senate was acting as the trier of fact on Articles of Impeachment brought by the Illinois House of Representatives. The charges brought by the House emphasized Blagojevich's alleged abuses of power and his alleged attempts to sell gubernatorial appointments and legislative authorizations and/or vetos to the highest bidder. Included with these accusations was the alleged attempt to sell the appointment to the United States Senate seat vacated by the resignation of now U.S. President Barack Obama.
Blagojevich was indicted by a federal grand jury in April 2009.
Blagojevich's impeachment, trial, conviction and removal from office does not have any effect or bearing on his federal indictment in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, as impeachment and conviction is a political, not a criminal, action."
Former Gov of Ill who was impeached for abuse of power etc. This kind of corruption has been going on for a long time. One has to wonder if its not what he did but who he messed with before he got in trouble for it.
"Dec. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich’s threat to halt the state’s dealings with Bank of America Corp. over a shut-down factory in Chicago extends a “dangerous” trend of politicians meddling with commerce, a former general counsel of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. said.
Blagojevich, a Democrat, yesterday said the biggest U.S. retail bank won’t get any more state business unless it restores credit to Republic Windows & Doors, whose workers are staging a sit-in. John Douglas, an attorney with Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker in Atlanta, said Blagojevich and Senator Christopher Dodd -- who called on General Motors Corp. to fire Chief Executive Rick Wagoner -- can’t tell companies how to run their business.
“This is a very dangerous thing,” said Douglas, who was at the FDIC from 1987 to 1989 and has since represented financial institutions including Bank of America. “There becomes an expectation that these government officials have some say over what the institution does,” he said in an interview"
"Bank of America
Blagojevich threatened to stop the state’s dealings with Bank of America Corp. over a shut-down factory in Chicago. On December 8, 2008 (the day before his arrest), all state agencies were ordered to stop conducting business with Bank of America to pressure the company to make the loans. Blagojevich said the biggest U.S. retail bank would not get any more state business unless it restored credit to Republic Windows and Doors, whose workers were staging a sit-in. John Douglas, a former general counsel for the FDIC and attorney for Bank of America, called Blagojevich's gambit dangerous."
Back in 2006:http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/28/business/28bank.html
Chicago ILL was one of the worst places I got harassed during Bush but I cant say that it has to do with who was in office in this particular state. There are alot of organized crime links in Chicago.
But I DO know that Bank of America in AZ, especially Tempe, messed with me, some of the most overt and obnoxious gang stalking I ever recieved. That I do know. And this might be why.