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Charges of Misconduct on Both Sides of the Blagojevich Case

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Allegations of misconduct are flying in the case of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. According to the Chicago Tribune, Blagojevich’s attorneys have accused the prosecution of misconduct during their investigation of the former Governor. Now the prosecution has struck back and charged that Blagojevich and his counsel lied. The jury deadlocked on 23 of 24… Continue Reading

Blagjojevich Jury Still Out–Two Weeks Later; NY Company and Owner Indicted in GA for Purchasing Stolen Baby Formula, Razors

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As most of the nation is aware, the jury continues to deliberate in the corruption trial of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and his brother, Robert. As noted on the Chicago Tribune’s Blagojevich on Trial blog,  on Friday the jury informed U.S. District Judge James Zagel that it had reached a verdict on only two… Continue Reading

Blagojevich Recap (Part II)

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The recap of the trial thus far of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, from the coverage of the Chicago Tribune’s "Blagojevich on Trial" Blog and the Springfield State Journal-Register’s Blagojevich trial coverage continues. Thursday, June 17, 2010: Former Democratic Party fundraiser Joseph Cari testifies that Blagojevich spoke with him about presidential ambitions and getting contributions… Continue Reading

Blagojevich Trial “Halftime” Recap (Part I)

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Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4  Since the prosecution of former Illinois Governor Milorad R. “Rod” Blagojevich has rested its case, we take the opportunity to recap the testimony and evidence in the first 23 days of the trial, drawing upon the excellent coverage of the Chicago Tribune’s “Blagojevich on Trial” Blog, and also WGN-TV Team 9′s Trial… Continue Reading

The Blagosphere – The Honest Services Mail Fraud Charges

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O.K., so remember you heard it here first – a new portmanteau word, the combining of two words into one, Blagojevich and blogosphere. All future posts dealing with the former Governor of Illinois will be known as the Blagosphere. One curious thing we noticed about this indictment – it is captioned as a “Superseding Indictment,” or second… Continue Reading