The deputy governor endorsed the idea of playing hardball with Zell, according to the complaint. ". . . I would tell him, look, if you want to get your Cubs thing done get rid of this Tribune," it quotes the deputy governor as saying during a November conversation with Blagojevich. He cautioned later that the approach to the Tribune Co. needed to be "sensitive," prosecutors allege.
When Blagojevich was having trouble getting a hefty donation from a hospital administrator, he called Deputy Governor A, the complaint states. "The pediatric doctors - the reimbursement. has that gone out yet?" he asked, according to the document.
"The rate increase?" the deputy governor allegedly responded.
"Yeah," the governor is quoted as saying.
The deputy governor confirmed it had not gone out, it was under the governor's control, and it could be held up "if we needed to -- budgetary concerns -- right?" prosecutors say the governor asked.
"Ok. That's good to know," the governor allegedly said.
State records indicate the 33-year-old Greenlee lives in Chicago and earned $149,000 a year, according to the Associated Press.
Megan Chuchmach contributed to this report.