Sometimes I spend time seeking out crime news because life is stranger than fiction. I'm always on the look out for innovation in crime, heinous crimes, and plain old weird crimes. Call me loco, but I do it to build some super creepy characters in my stories. One old adage that holds true is crime doesn't pay, that is unless your Gov. Rod Blagojevich. The Illinois Governor is in trouble for trying to get paid for his crimes.
According to an article from Yahoo! news:
"The FBI said in court papers that the governor was overheard conspiring to sell the Senate seat for campaign cash or lucrative jobs for himself or his wife. He spoke of using the Senate appointment to land a job with a nonprofit foundation or a union-affiliated group, or even getting a high-level position in the Obama administration.
Blagojevich was arrested on two counts: conspiracy to commit fraud, which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, and solicitation to commit bribery, which is punishable by up 10 years. He was led away from his home in handcuffs Tuesday morning."
Although the governor was looking for another payday (note: he'd been accused of bribery and fraud throughout his reign), it doesn't look like auctioning the senate seat will fatten his pocket after all. And the sadly funny part of it all is that the Governor incriminated himself through several phone calls, even though he 'likely' knew he was under investigation.
Here are some links on youtube about his corruption:
And to sum it all up Steve Colbert asks did Gov. Rod Blagojevich change his Facebook status to
"is accepting bribes".
Colbert, you better believe it!