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Blagojevich trial: Hayden testifies about boards and commissions

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Reporting with Sarah Ostman

Jill Hayden, the former director of the Governor's Office of Boards & Commissions under Rod Blagojevich, is testifying how Blagojevich fund-raisers Tony Rezko and Chris Kelly controlled the bulk of appointees to the board of the Illinois Finance Authority, a public-financing agency that Blagojevich created in 2003.

She's setting the stage for testimony by Ali Ata, who was Blagojevich's pick to become the agency's executive director. Ata was a friend of Rezko's and a major Blagojevich campaign contributor.

All of this testimony was discussed in Rezko's 2008 trial, too.

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