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06/16/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Robert Blagojevich Seeks Separate Trial

One day after federal prosecutors released their full case against Rod Blagojevich, the former governor's brother -- who's named as a co-defendant -- asked for a separate trial.

Robert Blagojevich's lawyers say they don't want their client to suffer from any "spillover" from the trial. In a court filing, Rob Blago's lawyer said "the publicity and media exposure regarding Rod Blagojevich will distract the jury's focus of the case and the evidence against Robert Blagojevich."

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