Illinois governor ousted for plot to sell Obama’s seat

January 30th, 2009 - 10:37 am ICT by IANS  

Barack Obama
Washington, Jan 30 (DPA) The governor of US state Illinois Rob Blagojevich was thrown out of office Thursday by the state legislators based on criminal corruption charges that included a plot to sell US President Barack Obama’s Senate seat to the highest bidder.The Illinois Senate voted 59-0 to convict and remove Blagojevich from the post. Blagojevich, who was immediately stripped of his power, became the eighth governor in US history to be impeached and removed from office.

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