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Blagojevich, Brother Indicted

This is one way to ruin a family vacation: Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich was with his family at Disney World yesterday when news broke of his on 16 charges of racketeering, fraud, and extortion. Among the new revelations are allegations that Blagojevich delayed construction of a $2 million charter school in an effort to extort money from Rahm Emanuel. Five of Blago’s aides, including his brother, were also indicted. Blagojevich was all smiles when a reporter ambushed him at the Florida resort, though he refused to answer any questions and had her escorted away.