Christopher Kelly

Blagojevich, 5 others indicted

CHICAGO -Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, his brother and a former top fundraiser were among six men indicted Thursday on political corruption charges, the U.S. attorney's office in Chicago announced.

In addition to the former governor, charged were his brother, Rob Blagojevich, 53; fundraiser Christopher Kelly, 50; Lon Monk, 50, a lobbyist and former Blagojevich chief of staff; John Harris, 47, another former chief of staff; and William Cellini, 74, a Springfield insider for decades.

The sweeping indictment comes four months after Rod Blagojevich, then the governor, was arrested and charged with engaging in pay-to-play politics in a federal complaint that accused him...