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Blago Trial

Blagojevich Jury: Senate Seat Evidence Was Most Clear

AP | KAREN HAWKINS | Posted 08.27.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Jurors who convicted Rod Blagojevich of corruption Monday said it wasn't that they disliked the former Illinois governor. They just di...

Blagojevich GUILTY: Jury Convicts Rod Blagojevich On 17 Of 20 Counts

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.27.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Rod Blagojevich, who won two terms as Illinois governor before scandal made him a national punch line, was convicted Monday of a wide ...

Blagojevich Trial Hasn't Filled In The Blanks

New York Times | JAMES WARREN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As Rod Blagojevich's lawyer declared to the jury in his closing argument last week, "Think about it." He wanted jurors to consider what he thinks is s...

Blagojevich Aide: Ex Gov Would Hide In Bathroom To Avoid Staff

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

CHICAGO — Rod Blagojevich hid in the bathroom, ducked into a back room and left the office early to avoid discussing complex issues with his bud...

Gerald Krozel, Leader In Illinois Road-Building, Clashes With Blagojevich Defense Attorneys

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

CHICAGO — Prosecutors said Wednesday that a former state official has told them he was on hand for a meeting at which a businessman told Rep. Je...

Blagojevich Defense Seeks To Rest Without Ex Governor Taking The Stand

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

CHICAGO — Since the day federal agents arrested Rod Blagojevich, the ousted Illinois governor hasn't missed a chance to proclaim his innocence. ...

Blagojevich Trial: Ex Gov Was All About The Benjamins

Huffington Post | Janan Hanna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Living beyond his means, frustrated by his station in life as a $170,000-a-year public servant and sounding jealous and contemptuous of Barack Obama, ...

Rod Blagojevich Trial: Dick Durbin Subpoenaed

AP | MIKE ROBINSON and DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said Friday he has received a subpoena to testify at former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's corruption trial, wh...

Blagojevich Motion: Redacted Material Claims Obama Pushed Valerie Jarrett For Senate, Took Money From Tony Rezko

Huffington Post | Will Guzzardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As a part of the ongoing circus that is Rod Blagojevich's corruption trial,defense attorneys for the indicted former governor of Illinois moved to sub...

Robert Blagojevich Seeks Separate Trial

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

One day after federal prosecutors released their full case against Rod Blagojevich, the former governor's brother -- who's named as a co-defendant -- ...

Rod Blagojevich Trial: Feds Say Releasing Evidence Blueprint Would Not Bias Jurors

AP | MIKE ROBINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Prosecutors on Tuesday scoffed at a request by former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's lawyers to keep a government blueprint of the evidence ag...

Blago's Brother Contradicts Rod's Wishes: Wants FBI Tapes Suppressed

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Although ex-governor Rod Blagojevich has generated a constant stream of publicity for himself and his June 3 trial, his co-defendant is much quieter: ...

Blagojevich Trial Continues With Ex Gov In High Spirits, Judge Narrows Jury Pool

Huffington Post | Janan Hanna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Lawyers for Rod Blagojevich were unsuccessful Friday in their attempts to get the judge to dismiss a few prospective jurors who suggested during quest...

WATCH: Jury Selection Continues In Blagojevich Trial, Ex Gov Remains Defiant

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

CHICAGO — The federal judge presiding over Rod Blagojevich's corruption trial said Friday opening statements may come as early as Tuesday and re...

Rod Blagojevich Corruption Trial Begins With Jury Selection

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

CHICAGO — Like a candidate still running for office, a smiling and jovial Rod Blagojevich waded into the crowd waiting outside his corruption tr...

Blagojevich Trial: Tony Rezko Not On Prosecution Witness List

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Once a prolific fund-raiser for Rod Blagojevich and Barack Obama, Tony Rezko is one of the most recognizable figures in the Blagojevich legal saga. Y...

Justice Stevens Gives Prosecutors One Week To Respond To Blagojevich Trial Delay Request

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens gave federal prosecutors one week to respond to ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's re...

Rod Blagojevich Trial: Harry Reid Subpoenaed

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Rod Blagojevich circus has added another ring. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has been subpoenaed by the Blagojevich defense team in the ouste...

Blagojevich Trial: Lawyers Ask For Delay, Prosecutors Call It Frivolous

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Prosecutors in Chicago say an effort by ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich's lawyers to delay his corruption trial is frivolous and should be...

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....

Blagojevich Trial Date Set: June 3, 2010

AP | MIKE ROBINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- A federal judge on Thursday set a June 3, 2010, start date for former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's trial on charges of scheming to sell or t...

Blagojevich's Final Plea: Will Give Closing Argument At Impeachment Trial Thursday

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Gov. Rod Blagojevich has asked to make a statement at the impeachment trial he has so far avoided, but still refuses to answ...