December 9th, 2008
03:11 PM ET
14 years ago

Blagojevich free on $4,500 bail

CHICAGO, Illinois (CNN) - Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich appeared in court Tuesday afternoon to hear corruption charges against him. Bail was set at $4,500, and Blagojevich was then released on his own recognizance.

He also had to forfeit his passport.

Filed under: Rod Blagojevich
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  1. Pat

    Pat December 9th, 2008 8:09 pm ET
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    And — YES — he's a DEMOCRAT! Inconvenient truth, CNN? Is that why you won't mention his party affiliation, CNN????????????? Of course it is!!!!!!!!!!!!


    December 9, 2008 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  2. KM

    We need to start electing politicians who don't want to be career politicians.

    December 9, 2008 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  3. Wise White Guy

    April, take off the foil helmut and get some medication.

    December 9, 2008 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  4. Bob

    Palin did nothing wrong. Zero. Period. Live with it.

    As for the Ill governor, this is what happens when you elect crooks and no one watches over them. This is just the beginning.


    We may have to march on Washington to get these weasels out of there.

    December 9, 2008 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  5. BM

    Everyone has had tiws with people that may not be on the up and up, but does that mean that you are responsible for their actions?
    It appears that everyone is making money on Obama, but because this man, the Govenor is a public servant was busted, how can you blame Obama? After all, this man was a governor, so it is not unusual for him to have dealt with him. The governor, like others wanted to capitalize on Obama's name.
    The sitiing president is corrupt as anyone,yet noone cares that thousands of lives were lost based on lies. You people are sick!

    December 10, 2008 08:26 am at 8:26 am |
  6. BM

    I don't know why everyone is so surprised about the state of Illinois, which is the known capital of the Mafia!
    If The governor of Illinos is corrupt, then what about the sitting president?

    December 10, 2008 08:31 am at 8:31 am |
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