- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 2, 2009

Federal prosecutors filed an indictment Thursday afternoon against former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, The Washington Times has learned.

U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, who is overseeing the Blagojevich case, issued a press release Thursday morning indicating there would be a filing in a significant criminal matter.

Mr. Blagojevich was originally arrested in December and accused on various corruption charges, including a purported effort to sell to the highest bidder the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by President Obama.

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