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Grand Jury Wants Records of Blagojevich Adviser

Ill. Gov. Rod Blagojevich (KWMU file photo)


Springfield, Ill. – A federal grand jury is looking into the work, income and travel records of a top fiscal adviser to the administration of Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich.

The Chicago Tribune reports today (Monday) that the grand jury has subpoenaed the records of Ronald Picur. Picur has been paid $280,000 as an adviser to the governor's budget office. Picur is also on the faculty of the University of Illinois at Chicago.

The Tribune has obtained a copy of the subpoena, which calls for the governor's Office of Management and Budget to turn over the records.

Picur says he hasn't done anything wrong and doesn't know why the subpoena was issued. A spokesman for federal prosecutors in Chicago declined to comment on the subpoena.


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