A subpoena has been served to the Tribune Co. as part of the ongoing federal investigation into corruption allegations against embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, The Associated Press reported Friday.
Tribune officials said the subpoena was for documents, but would not go further into the matter, according to The AP.
In an indictment unsealed this week, Blagojevich was accused of plotting to get the company to fire members of the Chicago Tribune‘s editorial board by threatening to withhold his support for a pending financial deal with the state. No one Blagojevich allegedly targeted at the Tribune was in fact ousted.
As for the subpoena, Tribune Co. spokesman Gary Weitman said in a statement, “We will fully cooperate with the government in its investigation into Gov. Blagojevich and his administration."