Chief of staff John Harris

Gov. <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT007479" title="Rod Blagojevich" href="/topic/politics/government/rod-blagojevich-PEPLT007479.topic">Rod Blagojevich</a>'s chief of staff <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT002735" title="John Harris" href="/topic/politics/government/john-harris-PEPLT002735.topic">John Harris</a> (right), was arrested by <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORGOV000008" title="FBI" href="/topic/crime-law-justice/fbi-ORGOV000008.topic">FBI</a> agents on federal corruption charges. Blagojevich and Harris were accused of a wide-ranging criminal conspiracy that included Blagojevich conspiring to sell or trade the Senate seat left vacant by President-elect <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT007408" title="Barack Obama" href="/topic/politics/government/barack-obama-PEPLT007408.topic">Barack Obama</a> in exchange for financial benefits for the governor and his wife.

( Tribune photo by Zbigniew Bzdak / May 12, 2006 )

Gov. Rod Blagojevich's chief of staff John Harris (right), was arrested by FBI agents on federal corruption charges. Blagojevich and Harris were accused of a wide-ranging criminal conspiracy that included Blagojevich conspiring to sell or trade the Senate seat left vacant by President-elect Barack Obama in exchange for financial benefits for the governor and his wife.

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