Harris steps down as chief of staff

December 12, 2008 10:41:11 AM PST
The chief of staff to Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich has resigned, three days after he was arrested on government corruption charges along with his boss. A Blagojevich spokesman said Friday that John Harris had resigned. He provided no other details.

A message was left with Harris' attorney.

Blagojevich and Harris were arrested Tuesday morning at their homes. Federal authorities accused them of scheming so Blagojevich could enrich himself through his power to appoint President-elect Barack Obama's replacement in the U.S. Senate.

Both Blagojevich and Harris were released on bond.