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Blagojevich Defense

Blagojevich Lawyers Get Day Off Before Mounting Defense

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 07.24.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — In deciding whether to call Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel or other big names to testify, attorneys for ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich have t...

Blagojevich's Attorneys Ask For Mistrial.. Again

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 07.23.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Rod Blagojevich's attorneys asked a judge Monday for a mistrial in the ousted Illinois governor's corruption retrial, arguing that the...

Prosecution Wrapping Up Case Against Blagojevich

AP | Posted 07.19.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The ball will soon be in Rod Blagojevich's court at the ousted Illinois governor's corruption retrial. Prosecutors are expected to wr...

Blagojevich Lawyers Gripe About Prosecution's Objections

AP | Posted 07.11.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A federal judge in Chicago has denied Rod Blagojevich's request for a mistrial in the ousted Illinois governor's political corruption ...

Blagojevich Defense To Government's Star Witness

AP | MICHAEL TARM and DON BABWIN | Posted 07.09.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Jurors in Rod Blagojevich's retrial heard a union leader testify Monday that the former governor said he wanted a cabinet post during ...

Defense Rests In Blagojevich Trial: Rod Blagojevich Will NOT Testify

AP | MIKE ROBINSON and MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Rod Blagojevich's surprise decision not to testify after all at his corruption trial is a high-risk gamble that spared the ousted Illi...

Valerie Jarrett Not Expected To Testify In Blagojevich Trial

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A lawyer for Rod Blagojevich says the defense plans to call White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel as a witness in the ousted Illinoi...

Blagojevich Defense Paints Ex-Gov As Clueless Victim

AP | MIKE ROBINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Was Rod Blagojevich a crook? Or was he merely a bumbler, a goof – naive, trusting and played for a fool by cynical campaign fund...

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: Defense Beginning, Rod Blagojevich Expected To Take The Stand

AP | MIKE ROBINSON and MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Rod Blagojevich's brother testified at the ousted Illinois governor's corruption trial Monday that he had no part in alleged plans to ...

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. ...

Giel Stein, Former George Ryan Lawyer, Joins Blagojevich Defense

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Another lawyer is joining the defense team for ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich. U.S. District Judge James Zagel on Friday allowed a fourt...

Blagojevich's Lawyers Head To Court To Confirm Team

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Attorneys for ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich are headed back to court to show the judge their starting lineup. Blagojevich was ...

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...

R. Kelly's Lawyers May Become Blagojevich's Legal Team

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- A father-and-son team of lawyers whose courtroom theatrics captured the spotlight at the trial of R&B singer R. Kelly hinted Monday th...

Blagojevich Lawyers Accept Discount Rate

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich's lawyers have agreed to be paid $110 an hour, far below the rate some of them usually charge, in return f...

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 Lawyer Wants Campaign Fund For Payment, Calls Case More Complex Than Death Penalty Trial

AP | MIKE ROBINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich's lawyer made a fresh plea Friday for permission to tap campaign money to pay legal bills, saying defendin...

Blagojevich Reality Show: Judge Denies Permission To Travel To Costa Rica For Show

AP | MIKE ROBINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A federal judge told ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Tuesday to forget about starring in a reality TV show in the Costa Rican jungle an...

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 Adds Prominent Defense Attorney Terrence Gillespie To Legal Team

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

One of Chicago's leading criminal defense attorneys has joined the legal team representing ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Terence P. Gillespie confirme...

Blagojevich Loses Bid To Get Fitzgerald, Prosecutors Off His Case

AP | MIKE ROBINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A federal judge has turned down a request from impeached former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to have Chicago's top federal prosecutor...

Blagojevich Looking For New Lawyers As Indictment Looms

AP | Mike Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich is still forming his legal defense team with no certainty about who will lead it two months after his arrest on fraud and ...