Terrence Antonio James, Chicago Tribune
February 15, 2013
Jesse Jackson Jr., who spoke with Gov. Rod Blagojevich the day before the governor was arrested on corruption charges related to the U.S. Senate seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama, has been identified as "Senate Candidate 5" in the federal complaint released. Attorney James Montgomery Sr., who sources say was hired by Jackson after federal prosecutors unveiled criminal charges against Blagojevich and top aide John Harris, said Jackson is "completely guiltless."