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Tribune Company Subpoenaed In Blagojevich Investigation

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CHICAGO — Federal prosecutors have subpoenaed documents from the Chicago Tribune's parent company in the corruption investigation of Gov. Rod Blagojevich (bluh-GOY'-uh-vich).

Tribune Co. spokesman Gary Weitman said in a statement Thursday that the company will fully cooperate with the government in its investigation. Weitman confirms that the company has received the subpoena but says it will not comment further because it's an ongoing criminal investigation.

Federal authorities accuse Blagojevich of pressuring the Chicago Tribune to fire editorial writers who had been critical of him. He was is accused of plotting to sell the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the election of Barack Obama as president.