SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Gov. Rod Blagojevich's administration is the focus of an ongoing federal investigation that has "implicated multiple state agencies" in allegations of corrupt hiring, U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald has confirmed.
Fitzgerald said his investigation has yielded credible witnesses related to "very serious allegations of endemic hiring fraud."
His comments appear in a letter to Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan that Madigan's office released Friday. The letter asks Madigan to halt her investigations into the Blagojevich administration because they might interfere with the federal probe.
This should give Lisa some spare time. Maybe she'd like to come over for a drink? Harveys Bristol Cream, maybe? I'm sure her hubby won't mind.