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Blagojevich Trial

Christopher Kelly, Former Blagojevich Fundraiser, Gets 37 Months In Prison

AP | MIKE ROBINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's former chief fundraiser was sentenced Monday to three years in prison for hiding the use of his...

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 Jury May Be Kept Anonymous To Avoid Pressure

Chicago Public Radio | Rob Wildeboer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The judge hearing the case of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich says he may want the jury to remain anonymous throughout the trial....

Blagojevich Judge Wants Spring 2010 Trial

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The federal judge presiding over ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich's corruption case is shooting for a trial in spring 2010. U.S. District ...

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's Brother Seeks Campaign Money To Pay For Defense

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich's brother Robert has asked a federal judge to free up $2.3 million in campaign funds to pay defense attorn...

The Flying Blagojevich: Blagojevich Flies In The Air, Compares Self To Roosevelt While Promoting Reality Show (WATCH)

AP | LYNN ELBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

LOS ANGELES — The reality series "I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here!" may have lost Rod Blagojevich to a court order, but that hasn't stop...

Blagojevich Confidante Lon Monk Pleads Not Guilty-- For Now

AP | MIKE ROBINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A former chief of staff who served under ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich pleaded not guilty Thursday in the federal corruption case involv...

Blagojevich On "Today" Show: Judge Saved Me From Eating Bugs (WATCH)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATED Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich appeared on NBC's "Today" Show Thursday in his first interview since a federal judge denied him permission to tra...

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 Trial: Co-Defendants John Harris, Christopher Kelly And William Cellini Plead Not-Guilty

AP | MIKE ROBINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich's most recent chief of staff, former chief fundraiser and another Illinois political insider pleaded not g...

Blagojevich Reality Show: How Likely Is It To Happen?

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Just when you thought the saga of ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich couldn't get any stranger, it has. Blagojevich wants...

Blagojevich Pleads Not Guilty To All Federal Corruption Charges

AP | MIKE ROBINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich pleaded not guilty to racketeering and fraud charges Tuesday, defiantly embarking on a long journey to cle...

Blagojevich Reality Show In Costa Rican Jungle: Blago Wants To Appear On "I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!"

AP | MIKE ROBINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — In the span of a few months, Rod Blagojevich (blah-GOY'-uh-vich) could trade the Illinois governor's office for the Costa Rican jungle...

Blagojevich Sneaks Out Back Door To Get To Court, Tells Reporters 'I'm Innocent' (WATCH)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Impeached former Gov. Rod Blagojevich pleaded not guilty to federal corruption charges Tuesday. His brother, Robert, also pleaded not guilty. Blagoje...

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 Indictment Expected Later Today

AP | MIKE ROBINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's plan to auction off President Barack Obama's vacant U.S. Senate seat marked the culmination of ...

BLAGOJEVICH STATEMENT ON INDICTMENT: I AM INNOCENT

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich again declared his innocence in a statement released by his publicist in response to the sweeping, 19-count indictment on ...

BLAGOJEVICH INDICTED ON FEDERAL CORRUPTION CHARGES

AP | MIKE ROBINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — An indictment is expected as early as Thursday charging ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich with presiding over state government awas...

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...