Federal prosecutors have worked for weeks to meet a deadline for producing an indictment accusing ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich of committing an extraordinary "white-collar crime spree" in the heart of Illinois government. Their handiwork could be seen as early as April 9. U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald has until Tuesday to get an indictment that would replace a complaint charging the former governor with plotting to trade or sell President Barack Obama's former U.S. Senate seat and a host of other crimes.
Blagojevich Corruption Indictment Deadline Nears
The Associated Press
April 2, 2009