The tech left the office telling Blagojevich’s people that no listening devices were found.
But the bugs were, in fact, in place, the FBI was listening, and the State Police employee even knew where they were but pretended not to detect them.
The Illinois State Police, the agency charged with protecting Blagojevich and his family, was at the same time secretly working with the FBI, providing them with inside information during a critical period of the probe against the former governor.
Details of the State Police’s little-known role in Blagojevich’s investigation were pieced together through a series of interviews and records obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times and comes as lawyers prepare Monday to give opening statements in the retrial of the former governor’s corruption trial. The extraordinary cooperation came as the agency was asked to tap state resources to sweep for bugs for a then-governor who was widely known to be under investigation.
The revelation appeared to stun Rod and Patti Blagojevich in a recent interview.
“Wow,” Rod Blagojevich said, describing his State Police security detail as “quasi-family.”
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