Former Illinois governor, arrested on December 9, 2008 for allegedly trying to sell the Senate seat of Barack Obama to the highest bidder. On June 27, 2011, Blagojevich was convicted on 17 corruption-related counts, including trying to sell Obama's seat.
None of that should come as much of a surprise due to the level of corruption in Illinois and also due to "Blago"'s strong past support for illegal immigration. That went as far as giving illegal aliens a better deal than veterans and supporting illegal aliens marching through Chicago at events organized by those linked to the Mexican government.
He appointed members of the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights to the Illinois state New Americans Immigrant Policy Council. The president of the ICIRR (Juan Salgado) is linked to the Mexican government.
Affiliation: Democratic Party