Posts tagged "roadbuilders"

The Rod Blagojevich retrial: Five easy pieces of government/politics or five illegal quid pro quos?

In the ninth day of the Blagojevich retrial, the jury heard yesterday from witnesses dealing with three of the major quid pro quos being alleged in the government’s case: an increase in the state’s pediatric rates of reimbursement for doctors at Children’s Memorial Hospital, multi-billion dollar state spending programs for road builders and state funding... Read more »

The John Wyma-Rod Blagojevich relationship: A retrial winning argument for Blago?

John Wyma, now portrayed as a D. C.  lobbyist, perhaps knew Rod Blagojevich as well as anybody as Blagojevich rose in political power and Wyma became wealthy from that connection.  After working and socializing with Rod and profiting from his relationship with him all those years, Wyma decided to cooperate with the Feds.  But, did... Read more »