Prosecution Files Evidentiary Submission Against Rod Blagojevich
The submission, called a "Santiago Proffer" outlines the co-conspirator statements the Government hopes to introduce against Blagojevich and his brother Robert at trial in June.
Anton Rezko is very prominent in the filing. So is Blago's alleged failed attempt to control the selection of a U.S. Senator from Illiniois.
The proffer also details what it calls unearned real estate commissions paid by Rezko to Patti Blagojevich which was used to renovate their home.
Blagojevich has released a statement in response to the filing saying there's nothing new here:
"It's the same old false allegations and lies," he said. "I'm looking forward to trial so the truth comes out and everyone will see that I am innocent."
In a nutshell, here are the players and the gist of the allegations [More...]:
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