John Harris

John Harris, former Chief of Staff for former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, leaves the Dirksen Federal Building following his arraignment on charges related to the racketeering and fraud case against Blagojevich April 16, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois. Blagojevich was arraigned April 14 on 16 criminal counts including racketeering conspiracy and wire fraud.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Judge Ends Ex-Blagojevich Aide’s Probation Early

Rod Blagojevich’s ex-chief of staff is free and clear of the justice system after a federal judge in Chicago ended his two-year probation period early.

04/25/2013

John Harris, former Chief of Staff for former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, leaves the Dirksen Federal Building following his arraignment on charges related to the racketeering and fraud case against Blagojevich April 16, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois. Blagojevich was arraigned April 14 on 16 criminal counts including racketeering conspiracy and wire fraud.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Former Blagojevich Aide John Harris To Report To Prison

A former chief of staff for deposed Gov. Rod Blagojevich will report to jail next week.

CBS Chicago–05/18/2012

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich (center, blue sport coat) arrives at FCI Englewood, the federal prison in Littleton, Colo., to begin his 14-year sentence for corruption charges. (Credit: CBS)

Defense Attorney: ‘No Shock Or Surprise’ For Blago In Prison

Rod Blagojevich’s lawyer said the former governor’s first two weeks in prison have been about what Blagojevich expected.

CBS Chicago–03/29/2012

John Harris, former Chief of Staff for former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, leaves the Dirksen Federal Building following his arraignment on charges related to the racketeering and fraud case against Blagojevich April 16, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois. Blagojevich was arraigned April 14 on 16 criminal counts including racketeering conspiracy and wire fraud.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Blagojevich’s Former Top Aide Gets 10 Days In Jail

The man who was Rod Blagojevich’s chief of staff when the former governor was arrested for trying to sell a U.S. Senate seat has been sentenced to 10 days in jail for his role in Blagojevich’s corruption case.

CBS Chicago–03/28/2012

John Harris, former Chief of Staff for former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, leaves the Dirksen Federal Building following his arraignment on charges related to the racketeering and fraud case against Blagojevich April 16, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois. Blagojevich was arraigned April 14 on 16 criminal counts including racketeering conspiracy and wire fraud.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Sentencing Delayed For Former Blagojevich Chief Of Staff Harris

The day after deposed Gov. Rod Blagojevich began his 14-year prison sentence, his former chief of staff, John Harris, is learning his fate.

CBS Chicago–03/16/2012

John Harris, former Chief of Staff for former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, leaves the Dirksen Federal Building following his arraignment on charges related to the racketeering and fraud case against Blagojevich April 16, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois. Blagojevich was arraigned April 14 on 16 criminal counts including racketeering conspiracy and wire fraud.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Blagojevich’s Former Top Aide Seeking Probation At Sentencing

A day after former Gov. Rod Blagojevich reports to prison to begin his 14-year sentence on corruption charges next week, his former chief of staff will be in front of a federal judge, making his plea for leniency for his role in the Blagojevich case.

CBS Chicago–03/08/2012

Rod Blagojevich

Judge: Blago Lawyer’s Questions ‘Out Of Bounds’

A defense attorney for Rod Blagojevich drew some harsh criticism from the judge at the former governor’s corruption retrial on Monday for repeatedly asking questions that the judge had already ruled were “out of bounds.”

CBS Chicago–05/09/2011

Rod Blagojevich

Blago On Tape: ‘It’s Very Important For Me To Make A Lot Of Money’

As federal prosecutors continued to focus on allegations that Rod Blagojevich was trying to sell or trade an appointment to the U.S. Senate, jurors in his retrial heard the former governor saying “it’s very important for me to make a lot of money.”

CBS Chicago–05/05/2011

Rod Blagojevich

Tapes Reveal Thanks From White House Not Enough For Blagojevich

When Rod Blagojevich learned in late 2008 that all he would get from the Obama administration was thanks and appreciation for appointing a friend President-elect Barack Obama to the U.S. Senate, he had two simple words for the White House: “F*** them.”

CBS Chicago–05/04/2011