A federal grand jury has subpoenaed at least 30 doctors in the Chicago area as part of a probe into a wealthy Indian-American fund-raiser who owns surgical centers -- and has ties to U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, sources told the Chicago Sun-Times.
The FBI and IRS investigation is centered on businessman and political fund-raiser Raghuveer Nayak, a longtime fund-raiser for and donor to congressman Jackson. Nayak told investigators after Blagojevich's 2008 arrest that congressman Jackson asked him during a visit to Washington D.C. to approach the then-governor with a $6 million offer of campaign money in exchange for a Senate seat appointment.
Blagojevich faces retrial next week regarding the alleged Senate seat sale, among other charges. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has not been charged with wrongdoing and staunchly denied Nayak's allegations.
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