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Former Gov. Finally Indicted

Charged with racketeering, conspiracy, wire fraud, two extortion counts and making false statements (just to name a few), former governor Rod Blagojevich was indicted on 19 counts by a federal grand jury this afternoon, along with his brother, two former aides and two businessmen. The indictment replaces a criminal complaint filed against the disgraced pol on December 9 when FBI agents arrested him at his home, charging him with attempting to sell his senate seat. Blagojevich was not in Chicago at the time of the indictment, but at Disney World with his family. He has maintained his innocence since his arrest.