SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois senators for the first time have heard FBI recordingsof Gov. Rod Blagojevich that are part of a corruption investigationthat led to his impeachment.
The prosecutor at the Democratic governor's impeachment trialsaid Tuesday that the taped conversations reveal the governortalking with a lobbyist about how to get campaign contributions inexchange for signing legislation wanted by the horse-racingindustry.
The recordings played Tuesday are just some of those made by theFBI and the U.S. attorney's office.
The U.S. attorney won't release most of the tapes because thatmight interfere with his criminal investigation. But he's allowedthe impeachment trial to hear a few minutes on just one topic.
Blagojevich is boycotting the trial. He says it's rules preventhim from offering a real defense, and he's denied anywrongdoing.
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