Friday, April 24, 2009

What a Tangled Web We Weave

Here's another link between impeached Illinois Gov. and future reality show star Rod Blagojevich and our Gov. Bill Richardson -- besides that old $20,000 campaign contribution Bill gave Blago and the "French connection" drug deal they were in together.

Bloomberg is reporting that Blagojevich’s top fundraiser represented CDR Financial Products Inc. -- that company at the center of the grand jury investigation that halted Richardson's cabinet appointment early this year.

Reports Bloomberg:

Milan Petrovic, who raised $1.96 million for Blagojevich, introduced CDR to Illinois budget and debt officials, according to e-mails obtained under a public records request. He and his lobbying firm also donated $20,000 to New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, a one-time Democratic presidential candidate who withdrew from consideration as U.S. Commerce Secretary following disclosure of the CDR probe.

Richardson “is a public official I admire,” Petrovic, 43, said in a telephone interview, declining to comment further.

Read the whole story HERE.