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Patricia Blagojevich

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  • Blagojevich calls his ordeal 'my tsunami'

    Blagojevich calls his ordeal 'my tsunami'
    At least he didn't swear. Subbing on WLS radio this morning, Rod Blagojevich described his arrest by the FBI on corruption charges as "my tsunami," and called Gov. Pat Quinn and legislative leaders "scoundrels" for passing an income tax hike. "Lawmakers...
  • Blago judge warns against improper questioning

    Blago judge warns against improper questioning
    Testimony in Rod Blagojevich’s retrial ended today with a stern lecture from U.S. District Judge James Zagel to the former governor’s defense team about what he considered improper questioning they had directed at two government witnesses....
  • 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&...
  • Judge sets $450,000 bail for Blagojevich, lower than feds sought

    Judge sets $450,000 bail for Blagojevich, lower than feds sought
    A federal judge today set bond atĀ  $450,000 for former Gov. Rod Blagojevich and ordered him to post his North Side house and Washington condo as collateral despite the defense declaring that theĀ Chicago residence is up for sale. U.S. District Judge James...
  • Patti Blagojevich maintains husband Rod's innocence

    Patti Blagojevich maintains husband Rod's innocence
    Former Illinois first lady, Patti Blagojevich, is continuing to plead her husband's case. Mrs. Blagojevich proclaimed her husband's innocence during a tearful TV interview with Rosie O'Donnell. In the first interview since her husband's sentencing in...
  • Patti Blagojevich stands by husband

    Patti Blagojevich stands by husband
    Patti Blagojevich offered a spirited defense of her husband in a tearful interview with talk show hostRosie O'Donnell, saying she has never considered breaking up with the convicted former governor. "It would be different if I believed he was a dirty,...
  • Blagojevich family draws closer together

    Blagojevich family draws closer together
    There's a friend who'd like to give him one last hug. Neighbors dashing off goodbye notes. And a curious city that wants to know about how the suddenly private Rod Blagojevich is coping with his final days of freedom. But the man who once welcomed the...
  • Family takes Blago home off the market

    Family takes Blago home off the market
    Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's Ravenswood Manor home is off the market. The 3,800-square-foot Mediterranean-style home got national exposure two weeks ago as the backdrop for Blagojevich's final news conference before he headed to federal prison in...
  • Patti Blagojevich sees husband: 'Visiting room one of saddest places on earth'

    Patti Blagojevich sees husband: 'Visiting room one of saddest places on earth'
    Two months into her husband's sentence, Patti Blagojevich has shared her thoughts on visiting the Colorado prison where former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is serving 14 years for corruption. In comments posted to her Facebook page Monday, she spoke...
  • Jurors hear 'war-gaming' wiretaps over Senate seat

    The career trajectories of Barack Obama and Rod Blagojevich were headed in opposite directions in November 2008 when the frustrated Illinois governor suggested the newly elected president at least throw him a tasty political bone. Obama was relinquishing...