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VOL. 124 | NO. 3 | Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Ill. Gov's Brother Won't Cooperate with Feds

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CHICAGO (AP) - An attorney for Gov. Rod Blagojevich's brother says his client won't cooperate with federal investigators if he's formally asked.

Rob Blagojevich is a Tennessee businessman who chairs his brother's Friends of Blagojevich fund. He's been identified as "Fundraiser A" in the 76-page criminal complaint charging the Illinois governor with corruption.

Rob Blagojevich hasn't been charged with any crimes.

His attorney, Michael Ettinger, says his client has done nothing wrong, hasn't been formally asked by federal prosecutors to cooperate and won't talk with the federal government.

Gov. Rod Blagojevich was arrested Dec. 9 on charges that accuse him of scheming to trade President-elect Barack Obama's vacant Senate seat for profit. The governor says he's innocent.

Copyright 2008 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 74 196 20,828
MORTGAGES 86 244 23,989
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 8 39 3,086
BUILDING PERMITS 138 453 43,046
BANKRUPTCIES 64 174 13,354
BUSINESS LICENSES 21 56 6,678
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 30 82 7,871
MARRIAGE LICENSES 14 59 4,702