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Ill. governor's Nashville brother hires lawyer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Nashville businessman Robert Blagojevich, the brother of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, has hired a Chicago criminal defense lawyer amid expectations that prosecutors will investigate a campaign fund he runs.

The Tennessean newspaper reported Monday that Rob Blagojevich, a real estate investor who chairs his brother's Friends of Blagojevich fund, has retained defense attorney Michael Ettinger.

Ettinger told the Chicago Sun-Times that he expects the fund will be indicted, a tactic used in a previous corruption investigation.

Rod Blagojevich was accused earlier this month trying to sell President-elect Barack Obama's vacant Senate seat and other schemes.      

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 Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com             

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