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Witness: I arranged job meeting for Patti Blagojevich

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Reporting with Sarah Ostman
Union leader Tom Balanoff also testified that Rod Blagojevich friend and onetime campaign aide Doug Scofield asked him to meet with the then-governor's wife about a job in the Spring of 2008.

Patti Blagojevich said she wanted to get away from real estate and was looking for work in the financial sector.

Balanoff asked a friend to meet with her.

"I did tell him: 'I don't want you to hire her, but I do want you to meet with her," Balanoff said.

He explained he didn't push for a job because there was an apparent federal investigation underway of the Blagojevich administration and he didn't want to put his friend in that position.

The rapid-fire testimony for the prosecution has now conclude with Balanoff undergoing cross examination by defense lawyer Shelly Sorosky.

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