Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich Taken Into Federal Custody

CHICAGO-Embattled Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, who had been dogged by allegations of impropriety seemingly since day one in office was taken into Federal custody at his north side home earlier this morning.

There is a 11A press conference scheduled for the Dirksen Federal Building.

It had been alleged that Gov. Blagojevich engaged in "pay to play" politics and it had recently been reported that Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., had emerged as the front runner for Pres.Elect Barack Obama's vacated Senate seat.   But according to the Federal criminal complaint, it appears as if Gov. Blagojevich held out to possibly fill the seat himself.

We have a copy of the Federal criminal complaint and will reporting on the developing events.
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