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Blagojevich Prosecution

Blagojevich Trial: Prosecution Rests, Earlier Than Expected

AP | MIKE ROBINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Rod Blagojevich's lawyers urged the federal judge presiding at his corruption trial on Wednesday to allow them to play more than three...

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...

Union Leader Tom Balanoff: I'm A 'Strong Witness' Against Blagojevich

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A prominent Illinois labor leader says he'll be helpful to federal prosecutors in a corruption case against former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Tom Balanoff...

Blagojevich Pay-To-Play Probe Eyeing Construction Firms

Chicago Sun-Times | Tim Novak And Chris Fusco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As part of their "pay-to-play" probe of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, federal investigators are examining state bid proposals and other records from 18...

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'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...

Fitzgerald Should Stay On Blagojevich Case: Prosecutors

AP | MIKE ROBINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Federal prosecutors fired back Thursday at defense claims that U.S. Attorney Patrick J. Fitzgerald's comments at a news conference wer...

Former Top Blagojevich Aide John Harris Giving Information To Feds: Sun-Times

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

John Harris -- the highest-ranking employee under Gov. Blagojevich to be hit with federal corruption charges -- has been providing information to fede...

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...

Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown Defends Blagojevich, Rips Fitzgerald

Chicago Tribune | Maria L. La Ganga | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SAN FRANCISCO--In his memoir "Basic Brown," published in February, former San Francisco Mayor Willie L. Brown Jr. lauded U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald...

Fiery Defense And Retribution Threats Won't Save Blagojevich: Rich Miller

Chicago Sun-Times | Rich Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Imagine what you would do to your state legislators if they voted to exonerate the governor. Not a pretty thought, eh? Well, trust me, your legislato...

Obama Report Has Little Bearing On Blagojevich Prosecution

AP | MIKE ROBINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A report that says President-elect Barack Obama or his staff never discussed a deal with Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to fill Obama's...