Rod's Dash for Cash

Federal investigation didn't slow fundraising efforts

Even with a four-year federal investigation bearing down on him, former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's fund-raising operation was in full swing in the months before his arrest late last year on corruption charges.

Documents obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times show 20 campaign fund-raising events that aimed to pull in nearly $400,000 were scheduled between October and Dec. 17 -- several of them planned for the days after Blagojevich's Dec. 9 arrest on charges that included an accusation he tried to sell an appointment to replace President Obama in the U.S. Senate.

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