CHICAGO, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Former Illinois first lady Patti Blagojevich has been served with a federal subpoena related to recent charges against her husband, her lawyer said.
The action raised new questions as to whether she also will be included in an indictment expected in April.
The subpoena sought documents, notes and e-mail from more than 40 individuals and entities, some cited in accusations involving former Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
Federal investigators have been scrutinizing Patti Blagojevich's real estate dealings in recent years.
FBI wiretaps caught her in unflattering moments dealing with several schemes, reports said.
Sources say what has been made public is just a small sampling of what federal authorities have recorded of the former first lady, the Chicago Sun-Times said.
Unlike her husband, Patti Blagojevich has stayed out of the public eye lately.
Her lawyer, Raymond Pijon, said he hopes she will not be charged.
"I've seen it happen on a number of occasions; they elect not to bring in other family members," Pijon said.