Publicist: Ousted Illinois Governor Signs Book Deal

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich signed a six-figure deal Monday to write a book "exposing the dark side of politics," his publicist said.

Glenn Selig said the book also will detail how Blagojevich selected President Barack Obama's successor in the U.S. Senate.

Blagojevich was impeached and removed from office after his arrest on federal charges, including allegations that he tried to sell the Senate seat. Blagojevich has denied wrongdoing.

Selig said Blagojevich's book will reveal information "that will at times be embarrassing to himself as well as to others."

Selig said Blagojevich's book will be published by Phoenix Books and will be released in October.

From The Associated Press.

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