Illinois Senators Hear Blagojevich Tapes

By: AP
By: AP

SPRINGFIELD, Ill.Illinois senators for the first time have heard FBI recordings of Gov. Rod Blagojevich that are part of a corruption investigation that led to his impeachment. The prosecutor at the Democrat's impeachment trial said Tuesday the taped conversations reveal the governor talking with a lobbyist about how to get campaign contributions in exchange for signing legislation wanted by the horse-racing industry.

Blagojevich never specifically mentions money, but he and others on the recordings talk about a lobbyist being "good for it" and keeping his "commitment."

The recordings played Tuesday are just some made by federal authorities.

Blagojevich is boycotting the trial, which he says is biased. He's denied any wrongdoing.


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