CHICAGO, Illinois (CNN) - Impeached former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, already facing conspiracy and fraud charges, was indicted on 16 additional felony counts by a federal grand jury on Thursday.
The indictment charges Blagojevich, and some of his closest aides and advisers, with a wide-ranging "scheme to deprive the people of Illinois of honest government," according to a statement by the attorney's office.
Blagojevich, 52, was charged with racketeering, conspiracy, wire fraud and making false statements to investigators, among other charges, according to the release.
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