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Valerie Jarrett

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  • Prosecution: Blago revealed scheme in 'call after call'

    Prosecution: Blago revealed scheme in 'call after call'
    Before court recessed for the day, Assistant U.S. Atty. Carrie Hamilton had started working slowly through the 20 counts faced by former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, explaining how each one works under the law and how the jury should consider it.   Count one -&...
  • Blagojevich portrayed as desperate and corrupt as closing arguments begin

    Blagojevich portrayed as desperate and corrupt as closing arguments begin
    A prosecutor pointed jurors to a trove of government wiretaps as closing arguments began Wednesday at Rod Blagojevich's corruption retrial, saying the undercover recordings prove his guilt by revealing what the then-governor said "when he thought that...
  • Blagojevich jury begins deliberations Friday

    Blagojevich jury begins deliberations Friday
    The fate of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich is in the hands of a federal jury at his corruption retrial. U. S. District Court Judge James Zagel instructed jurors on the law following closing arguments by the lawyers and then sent them from the courtroom...
  • Michelle Obama back in city for memorial service

    Michelle Obama back in city for memorial service
    WASHINGTON—First lady Michelle Obama arrived Thursday morning in Chicago for a memorial service for James Bowman, the father of Valerie Jarrett, a top aide to President Barack Obama. Bowman, an expert in inherited blood diseases and population...
  • Patti Blagojevich pleads with judge: 'Be merciful'

    Patti Blagojevich pleads with judge: 'Be merciful'
    Rod Blagojevich's sentencing hearing has ended for the day, with the defense emphasizing the damage a long prison sentence would have on Blagojevich’s family. Lawyer Aaron Goldstein also read a letter read to the court from Blagojevich’s...
  • Hard time looking likely for ex-Gov. Blagojevich

    Hard time looking likely for ex-Gov. Blagojevich
    Two things were clear Tuesday by the close of the first day of Rod Blagojevich's sentencing hearing: The former governor was likely going to be hit with a stiff sentence, and his legal team had abandoned its early hope of him avoiding prison altogether....
  • Blagojevich hit with 14-year prison sentence

    Blagojevich hit with 14-year prison sentence
    A contrite former Gov. Rod Blagojevich was sentenced Wednesday to 14 years in federal prison, capping one of the state's worst political scandals and humbling a controversial and defiant figure who rode into office as a champion of reform. The sentence...
  • Blagojevich on guilty verdict: 'I, frankly, am stunned'

    Blagojevich on guilty verdict: 'I, frankly, am stunned'
    A federal jury Monday convicted Rod Blagojevich of sweeping corruption, putting an end to a tragicomic legal and political drama that brought downIllinois’ showy and would-be populist former governor. In its 10th day of deliberations, the 11-woman,...
  • Obama de vacaciones asiste al evento social de un amigo

    El presidente Barack Obama apareció brevemente el sábado en la casa de su amigo y otrora maestro Charles Ogletree, profesor de la escuela de derecho de Harvard, en medio de sus vacaciones en la isla de Martha's Vineyard. Obama pasó la mayor parte del día...
  • GUILTY

    A federal jury Monday convicted Rod Blagojevich of sweeping corruption, putting an end to a tragicomic legal and political drama that brought down Illinois' showy and would-be populist former governor. In its 10th day of deliberations, the 11-woman, one-...
  • Blago lawyer: 'A tale of sound and fury, signifying nothing'

    Blago lawyer: 'A tale of sound and fury, signifying nothing'
    The prosecution of Rod Blagojevich is “a tale of sound and fury, signifying nothing,” a lawyer for the former governor told the jury during opening statements at his retrial, quoting Shakespeare and touching on a key theme for the defense....