Blago's Wife Axed by Charity

Patti Blagojevich paid $100K as fundraiser
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 22, 2009 1:49 AM CST
Patti Blagojevich has lost her charity job.   (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
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(Newser) – The wife of embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has been fired from her $100,000-a-year job as development director of a Chicago charity that runs a state-of-the-art homeless shelter, reports the Chicago Sun-Times. Patti Blagojevich had been hired to help double the million dollars raised annually by the Christian Industrial League, but her efforts were undermined by her husband's legal woes.

“She did a good job, but the circumstances made it very difficult for her,” said a source on the league’s board.