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Rod Blagojevich Corruption

Court Throws Out Some Of Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's Criminal Charges

Reuters | Marina Fang | Posted 07.21.2015 | Politics

CHICAGO, July 21 (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday vacated five out of 18 criminal convictions against former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojev...

10 Corruption Quotes From Illinois Politicians

Reboot Illinois | Posted 08.16.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Sometimes a politician's best speech comes on the witness stand. Here is an updated collection of quotes directly from corrupt Illinois politicians, o...

Excerpt: 'Only in Chicago'

Natasha Korecki | Posted 11.26.2013 | Chicago
Natasha Korecki

Throughout Harris's testimony, jurors heard how Blagojevich spent his days as governor. He passed much of his time at his home, ordering two state-paid workers to research future high-paying jobs for him. The secret recordings revealed that the plotting was constant.

Report: Blagojevich High-Fived Other Inmates On First Day In Prison

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 03.16.2012 | Chicago

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich entered federal prison in Colorado Thursday, where he has been sentenced to spend the next 14 years. Befo...

WATCH: Blagojevich Has Lunch Before Prison In Denver

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.16.2012 | Chicago

Convicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich stepped off a plane in Colorado on Thursday and headed to a federal prison to begin a 14-year sentence for corru...

Prison-Bound Blagojevich Schedules Primetime Farewell

Posted 03.13.2012 | Chicago

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich will squeeze in one last media appearance before heading to Colorado this week, where he will serve a 14-year...

Blagojevich To Speak With Media Before Reporting To Prison

Posted 03.08.2012 | Chicago

A spokesman for Rod Blagojevich said this week that the former Illinois Governor plans to address the public one more time before he leaves Chicago to...

Blagojevich Likely To Lose Law License

Posted 11.29.2011 | Chicago

A watchdog agency that monitors lawyers has called for Rod Blagojevich's law license to be suspended, a move seen as a likely precursor to the former ...

WATCH: Your Day In Politics News

Posted 08.27.2011 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) formally declared her candidacy for president of the United States on Monday. Lawmakers in Washington are still workin...

Blagojevich Rips Tax Hike, Madigan Spokesman Calls Him A 'Sociopath'

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD -- Besides his taped, profanity-laced conversations and impeachment, Rod Blagojevich is remembered for keeping a lid on the state income t...

Prosecutors To Judge Zagel: Muzzle Rod Blagojevich

The Blago Blog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For the first time since Rod Blagojevich began his mega-media blitz in 2009, federal prosecutors have asked the trial's presiding judge to slap a muzz...

Source: Jurors Violated Judge's Order In Blagojevich Trial

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Potential jurors waiting to be questioned in Rod Blagojevich's case discussed the trial's news coverage with each other last week, apparently flouting...

American Blagojevich Idol: The Reality Show That Could Be

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rod Blagojevich's lawyers want to delay the June 3 start of his trial because Judge James Zagel has excused hundreds of jurors who can't be bothered t...

Blagojevich Defense Moves To Subpoena President Obama

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Defense lawyers for Rod Blagojevich have moved to issue a trial subpoena to President Obama, asking him to testify at the former Illinois governor's J...

Blagojevich Trial: Rezko's Role In Pay-To-Play Schemes Highlighted

Huffington Post | Janan Hanna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Ali Ata was repeatedly told that he was a "team player." He contributed handsomely to former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's campaign fund and was rewarded w...

Monk Testimony Paints Blagojevich As Stressed, Desperate For Cash

Huffington Post | Janan Hanna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Juggling the interests of the owner of two horse racing tracks and his former boss, then Gov. Rod Blagojevich, Alonzo "Lon" Monk was feeling the press...

Judge Bans Rod Blagojevich From Tweeting During Trial

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rod Blagojevich has been all for letting the public know every detail of his legal woes, and today--just before opening statements begin in his federa...

Jason Linkins

Blagojevich's Defense Attorney Plans To Let Him 'Blather' In His Own Defense

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's been a while since we checked in on former Illinois Governor/Walking Hair Farm Milorad "Rod" Blagojevich, but he's due to stand trial for all sor...

Rod Blagojevich's 2008 Mugshot Exposed

FOX Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rod Blagojevich's mug shot had never been seen outside law enforcement circles until it was obtained Thursday afternoon by FOX Chicago News....

Blagojevich Ran Up $7.2M In Legal Expenses As Governor, Used Taxpayer Money

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Impeached ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich used taxpayer money to fund legal counsel that was of "questionable benefit to the state," a new report found. Acco...

Blagojevich's Lawyer: 'He's A Celebrity Idiot'

Chicago Magazine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Sam Adam Jr., one of the lawyers defending Rod Blagojevich on corruption charges, has a plan for helping his client beat the rap: Let him blather. "H...

Gov Met With Laughter, Boos During Talk On Ethics In Politics (VIDEO)

HuffPost Eyes&Ears Local | Samira Said | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Produced by HuffPost's Eyes & Ears Citizen Journalism Unit The initial reaction to the news of Rod Blagojevich giving a speech on ethics in politics ...

Rod Blagojevich To Address Northwestern Students On Ethics In Politics

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Ethical politicians in Illinois are hard to come by, perhaps that is why indicted Former Governor Rod Blagojevich will be speaking to Northwestern Uni...

Rod Blagojevich Wants Wiretaps Played In Court

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

While speaking to the media after his arraignment Wednesday morning, former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich urged federal prosecutors to let the FBI...

Rod Blagojevich Reindicted: Charges Do Not Rely On 'Honest Services' Statute

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rod Blagojevich was reindicted Thursday, as prosecutors try to keep an upcoming decision from the U.S. Supreme Court on "honest services" fraud from d...