Rod Blagojevich, the former governor of Illinois, was indicted on a series of felony charges by a federal grand jury Thursday, according to a published report.

The Wall Street Journal said Blagojevich, his brother Robert, and a group of their associates were named in a 75-page, 19-count indictment. Among the charges is an allegation that Blagojevich tried to sell the Senate seat that had been held by President Obama, the report said.

The report said Blagojevich was charged with 16 felony counts, including racketeering conspiracy, wire fraud and extortion conspiracy.

Blagojevich was arrested by the FBI in December, and state legislators voted him out the following month.
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