Federal prosecutors indicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich a second time today.
The eight new charges in the indictment do not allege any new criminal behavior. The indictment upholds all the previous charges but also alleges that Rod Blagojevich, Rob Blagojevich and former chief of staff John Harris’ actions violated additional laws.
Prosecutors hope to ensure that an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court ruling relating to some of the original charges will not delay Blagojevich’s trial