Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich was been removed from office after a unanimous vote in the Senate trial phase of his impeachment. He was been banned from ever again holding public office in the state of Illinois. Blagojevich was replaced as Governor by Deputy Governor Pat Quinn, who was sworn in shortly after the Senate vote was held.
Blagojevich was arrested on federal corruption charges, including accusations that he tried to sell or trade the Illinois Senate seat vacated by Barack Obama after he was elected president. On April 2, 2009 he was indicted on 16 counts, including felony corruption, in separate legal proceedings handled by well-known Federal Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald.
Rod Blagojevich ended up picking former Illinois Attorney General Roland Burris to replace Obama.
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