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Executive: Afraid when FBI came to ask about Blago

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By Afton Spriggs By Afton Spriggs

CHICAGO (AP) -- A leader of the Illinois roadbuilding lobby says he was terrified when FBI agents showed up at his door at 6:30 a.m. on a December morning and asked him about Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

Gerald Krozel testified at Blagojevich's corruption trial Wednesday that the agents told him the governor had just been arrested. He said he was afraid they had come to arrest him also.

He told the agents he had felt no pressure from Blagojevich to raise funds. But he now says he thinks Blagojevich was making a road program contingent on getting campaign funds from the roadbuilders.

Blagojevich has pleaded not guilty to charges of scheming to sell or trade President Barack Obama's former U.S. Senate seat and plotting to launch a racketeering operation in the governor's office.

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