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Blog Posts in 2011

  • Blagojevich Lawyers Ask Judge to Endorse Drug Rehab Program for Former Governor

    Rod Blagojevich’s attorneys have asked to have him placed in a drug rehab program when he starts his 14-year prison sentence for corruption, though they aren’t saying if the former Illinois governor has a problem or if it’s a legal move. Judge James Zagel agreed Tuesday to recommend Blagojevich for the program. Neither Zagel nor Blagojevich’s attorneys detailed why he would be eligible. ...
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  • Blagojevich begins bleak countdown to prison

    http://m.yahoo.com/news?_ybx=hero&ref_w=frontdoors#/stories/article?id=ap/us_blagojevich_sentencing&cat=top-stories AP – 12/8/2011 – Rod Blagojevich starts his Thursday facing a bleak countdown — 71 days before the twice-elected Illinois governor must say goodbye to his family and begin serving a 14-year sentence for corruption. During those days, he will scramble to get his financial affairs in ...
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  • Blagojevich source: Emanuel, Jackson to testify

    By: MICHAEL TARM Illinois State Wire (5/24/2011) CHICAGO (AP) – A source familiar with plans for Rod Blagojevich’s defense says Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. will be called to testify Wednesday when attorneys begin mounting a defense in the former governor’s retrial on corruption charges. The source spoke on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized ...
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  • Blagojevich Defense Team Scaled Down

    By MICHAEL TARM (AP) – A defense team of more than a dozen attorneys and legal aides, who huddled around former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich talking strategy or even comforting their client during his first corruption trial, won’t be there for his second. The official number of attorneys for the retrial is – two. The fact that a Blagojevich legal fund is now empty led U.S. District Judge James B. ...
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  • Prosecutors seek to drop some Blagojevich counts

    By MICHAEL TARM (Associated Press – February 23, 2011) CHICAGO (AP) — Federal prosecutors asked a judge for permission Wednesday to dismiss racketeering charges against ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich as he heads to a retrial, trying to simplify a case that deadlocked jurors in the first trial complained was too hard to follow. In the waning minutes of a pretrial status hearing, prosecutor ...
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  • El Paso Public Corruption

    http://www.slideshare.net/Pissetzky/they-keep-putting-off-the-judge
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