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Blagojevich Defense

WATCH: Blagojevich Talks After Defense Rests, Says He Never Took 'A Corrupt Penny'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rod Blagojevich has been declaring his innocence since his arrest, and vowed that he would have a day in court to share his side of the story. But Wed...

Blagojevich Trial: Taxpayers Likely To Help Fund Ex-Governor's Defense

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rod Blagojevich isn't governor anymore, but Illinois taxpayers are still probably going to have to pick up a portion of his legal tab when he goes on ...

Blagojevich Adds 3 New Lawyers To Defense Team

Chicago Public Radio | Rob Wildeboer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Three more attorneys have been added to former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich's defense team....

Another Blagojevich Lawyer Jumps Ship

Chicago Sun-Times | NATASHA KORECKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It was just last month that Chicago lawyer Giel Stein joined Rod Blagojevich's defense team....

Blagojevich Lands R. Kelly's Lawyers

Chicago Sun-Times | Natasha Korecki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The theatrical father-and-son team Sam Adam and Sam Adam Jr., best known for defending R. Kelly, told me today they are officially on board Blago's ca...

Evidence Against Blagojevich Includes 1 Million Documents, 400 Hours Of Recordings

Chicago Sun-Times | Natasha Korecki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Prosecutors have turned over to Rod Blagojevich's lawyers 400 hours of recorded calls and at least 1 million pages of documents they say are evidence ...

Blagojevich Loses His Lawyer, Again

Chicago Tribune | Jeff Coen and John Chase | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Blagojevich lost a leading criminal-defense lawyer for the second time since his December arrest, as veteran attorney Terence Gillespie said he was bo...

Blagojevich, Prosecution Likely To Want Same Witnesses At Criminal Trial

Chicago Tribune | David Heinzmann and Jeff Coen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich last week repeatedly attacked the fairness of his impeachment trial, complaining he couldn't call witnesses to buttress hi...

Blagojevich To Deliver Closing Argument At Impeachment Trial

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Rod Blagojevich has agreed to appear in his own defense at his impeachment trial Thursday, state Senate President John Cullerton said today. Blag...

Blagojevich's Media Blitz Will Hurt Him In Court: Veteran Lawyers

Chicago Sun-Times | Natasha Korecki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Blagojevich's media blitz might make him feel better about his case, but all those recent high-profile interviews are likely to come back to bite...

Blagojevich's Lead Attorney To Resign (VIDEO)

AP (HuffPost Contributing) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Rod Blagojevich's lead attorney said Friday that he plans to resign from the impeached governor's criminal case. "I have practiced law for 44 ye...

Hanging Tough

Michael Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Michael Jones

Blago could care less about being impeached. His strategy is to use the impeachment process to influence the potential jury pool.

Blagojevich Won't Attempt To Derail Impeachment Trial: Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times | Chris Fusco and Natasha Korecki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Blagojevich's legal team has no plans to file a lawsuit to block his Illinois Senate impeachment trial -- though his lawyers considered that mane...

Blagojevich's Legal Bill Totals $2.6 Million

Chicago Sun-Times | Chris Fusco and Natasha Korecki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Since taking office in 2003, Gov. Blagojevich has spent a staggering $2.6 million out of his campaign fund on legal fees, with the lion's share going ...

Blagojevich Lawyer Expects Senate To Convict Governor

Chicago Tribune | Ray Long | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Rod Blagojevich's criminal defense attorney Edward Genson said today that he expects the governor to be convicted and removed from office at next...

Blagojevich Wants Emanuel As A Witness, Rips Impeachment Trial (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Rod Blagojevich said Thursday that the state Senate Impeachment trial is unfair and denies him "fundamental due process" by not allowing him to c...

Conrad Black Defends Blagojevich, Calls Fitzgerald Chicago's Torquemada

National Post | Conrad Black | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich -- who was impeached on Friday by the Illinois House of Representatives -- has become America's anti-heroic poster b...

Meet Rod Blagojevich, 'The Idiot Savant'

Chicago Sun-Times | Mark Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

What you saw, ladies and gentleman of America, was quintessential Blagojevich, right down to his recitation of a portion of Rudyard Kipling's "If." M...

Blagojevich May Resign Despite Statement: Attorney

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Rod Blagojevich could still step down despite his forceful statement to the contrary, one of his lawyers said Friday. Friday afternoon, in his f...

Blagojevich Statement 'A Very Serbian Presentation'

Guardian | Michael Tomasky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Well, Blago's press conference was one of the greatest of recent vintage, no? "I will fight. I will fight! I will fight!! Until I take my last breath!...

Blagojevich's Wife, Brother Lawyer Up

Chicago Sun-Times | Natasha Korecki and Chris Fusco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Both the brother and wife of Gov. Blagojevich are bracing themselves as the investigation that led to the governor's arrest last week could be headed ...

Blagojevich's Multi-Million Dollar Campaign Fund To Be Frozen: Report

Chicago Sun-Times | Natasha Korecki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Federal authorities plan to freeze Gov. Blagojevich's campaign fund, crippling the governor's ability to use the money for his legal bills. In a lett...

Blagojevich To Taxpayers: Pay My Bill

Daily Herald | Joseph Ryan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD - Gov. Rod Blagojevich wants taxpayers to pay for the high-profile defense lawyer he hired to represent him in state lawmakers impeachment...

Lawyer: Blagojevich Won't Resign, 'We're Going To Fight This Case' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The attorney for embattled Gov. Rod Blagojevich said Monday night that Blagojevich is not planning to resign. "He's not stepping aside," Ed Genson to...

Ed Genson: Blagojevich Lawyer Dubbed The 'Devils' Advocate'

Chicago Magazine | Steve Rhodes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

To people accused of doing bad things--embezzling millions, bribing judges, putting a bullet in someone's head--Ed Genson may be the go-to lawyer in t...