Blago's Idea to Shake down Buffett
From the FBI complaint:
105. Later on November 11, 2008, ROD BLAGOJEVICH talked with Advisor A.
Advisor A indicated that he will stay “on top” of getting the Senate Candidate 5 information
leaked to the particular Sun Times columnist. ROD BLAGOJEVICH again raised the idea
of the 501(c)(4) organization and asked whether “they” (believed be the President-elect and
his associates) can get Warren Buffett and others to put $10, $12, or $15 million into the
organization. Advisor A responded that “they” should be able to find a way to fund the
organization. Later in the conversation, ROD BLAGOJEVICH returned to the issue of the
501(c)(4) organization and noted that he is looking for “$10, $15, $20 million in an
organization like that.” ROD BLAGOJEVICH said that when he is “no longer Governor”
he could go over to the organization.