Ill. Governor's Chief Of Staff Resigns

CHICAGO (AP) - The chief of staff to Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich (bluh-GOY'-uh-vich) has resigned, three days after he was arrested on government corruption charges along with his boss.

A Blagojevich spokesman said Friday that John Harris had resigned. He provided no other details.

Harris attorney Jim Sotos says his client resigned "because it was the right thing to do, and that's all I'm going to say."

Blagojevich and Harris were arrested Tuesday morning at their homes. Federal authorities accused them of scheming so Blagojevich could enrich himself through his power to appoint President-elect Barack Obama's replacement in the U.S. Senate.

Both Blagojevich and Harris were released on bond.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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