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  • Lawyer illness ends Blago retrial for week

    Lawyer illness ends Blago retrial for week
    A sick defense lawyer has unexpectedly ended proceedings for the day –- and the week -– at the retrial of former Governor Rod Blagojevich. Prosecutors quickly wrapped up their questioning of John Harris, a former Blagojevich chief of staff,...
  • Tough day for Blagojevich defense

    Tough day for Blagojevich defense
    After suffering through scores of sustained objections and several lectures Monday from the judge at Rod Blagojevich's retrial, the former governor's defense team saw their day go from bad to worse after the jury left the courtroom for the day. The...
  • Blago retrial turns to alleged shakedowns

    Blago retrial turns to alleged shakedowns
    Before the retrial of Rod Blagojevich ended for the day, testimony by Robert Greenlee, onetime deputy governor, shifted from the alleged sale of the U.S. Senate seat to two other alleged shakedowns of the CEO of Children’s Memorial Hospital and a...
  • Lobbyist: Blago moves a 'bad idea' on Senate seat

    Lobbyist: Blago moves a 'bad idea' on Senate seat
    As he did at Rod Blagojevich’s first trial last summer, lobbyist John Wyma testified this afternoon that he decided to go to federal authorities after he grew concerned about fundraising practices at the then-governor’s campaign office in...
  • Emanuel described as shakedown target

    Emanuel described as shakedown target
    Testimony in Rod Blagojevich's corruption retrial Thursday concluded with talk of how the former governor tried to squeeze his old political pal, Rahm Emanuel. It was a coincidence that speaks volumes about Blagojevich's fall from grace. Not long after...
  • Hearing prepares for Blagojevich to testify

    Hearing prepares for Blagojevich to testify
    At a court hearing this afternoon, lawyers at Rod Blagojevich's retrial are discussing which undercover recordings can be played as the former governor takes the witness stand in his own defense as soon as tomorrow. The court action is the strongest...
  • As Blago wraps up for day, he denies one more shakedown charge

    As Blago wraps up for day, he denies one more shakedown charge
    Before the trial wrapped up for the day, Rod Blagojevich began testifying about charges he tried to force a campaign donation from a horseracing executive by holding off on signing a bill that diverted casino funds to the struggling horse tracks in...
  • Blago: 'Not interested' in selling Obama's Senate seat

    Blago: 'Not interested' in selling Obama's Senate seat
    Before Rod Blagojevich’s retrial ended for the day, the former governor addressed in the most detail yet the charges he tried to sell Barack Obama’s Senate seat. Blagojevich denied interest after his brother, Robert, the former governor&...
  • Senate seat takes center stage at Blago trial

    When former Gov. Rod Blagojevich returns to the witness stand for a fourth day this morning, he is expected to make further denials that he ever attempted to sell or trade President Barack Obama's old Senate seat. On Tuesday, he testified at his...
  • 'Clumsy' talk, but no deals offered, Blagojevich says

    'Clumsy' talk, but no deals offered, Blagojevich says
    The retrial of Rod Blagojevich has ended for the day after the former governor made another flat denial that he tried to swap a cabinet post for himself in exchange for appointing someone to the U.S. Senate.   Blagojevich said he did not offer a trade...
  • Prosecutors question Blago about convicted fundraiser Rezko

    Prosecutors question Blago about convicted fundraiser Rezko
    The trial ended for the weekend as Assistant U.S. Atty. Reid Schar was asking if Rod Blagojevich was worried that convicted fundraiser Antoin “Tony” Rezko was cooperating against him. Was Blagojevich “concerned?” Schar asked...