Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was arrested this morning on federal corruption charges, accused of trying to personally enrich himself and his wife in conspiring to sell President-elect Barack Obama's vacated Senate seat for favors. Blagojevich, a 51-year-old Democrat who has been under various ethics investigations over the years, was heard on a court-approved wiretap over the past month saying, "I want to make money."
In a statement, U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald said, "The breadth of corruption laid out in these charges is staggering."
More to come.