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Rod Blagojevich: Round Two

CHICAGO-   Its not over until its over for Rod Blagojevich, and it looks like it won't be over until sometime after April. The former Illinois Governor was hoping a judge would cancel his upcoming retrial and drop more than a dozen charges against him, including fraud and racketeering, for allegedly trying to sell Barack Obama's former senate seat. At a status hearing today in federal court ... read more


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Ruth Ravve

November 4, 2010 12:47 PM

Obama And Blago Fundraiser To Be Sentenced

  The man who worked hard to raise funds for both Barack Obama and for former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, is expected to be sentenced this January. Antoin "Tony" Rezko, who was ... read more



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Ruth Ravve

October 22, 2010 11:45 AM

Blago Trial #2 Delayed Until April 20 2011

CHICAGO- Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich will go on trial, for the second time, April 20, 2011.  That's four months later than was originally planned. Blago's attorneys, Sheldon ... read more



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Ruth Ravve

August 25, 2010 4:59 PM

Blagojevich 2011: New Year, New Trial?

UPDATE:  Government prosecutors have dropped all charges against Blago's brother Robert Blagojevich.  He was facing 4 counts in connection with former governor Rod Blagojevich's corruption ... read more



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Ruth Ravve

August 19, 2010 11:25 AM

Blago For Sale To The Highest Bidder

((UPDATE:  The life-sized plaster Elvis statue just sold for $20,500.  It was a bidding war!)) Want to buy a cheesy plaster Elvis statue once owned by convicted felon and former ... read more



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Ruth Ravve

August 18, 2010 5:31 PM

Blago Jurors Were ThisClose

Looks like Rod Blagojevich escaped by the skin of his teeth.  He was found guilty on only one of 24 counts against him in his corruption trial, lying to the feds... but we're now learning he came very close to being convicted of several other more ... read more



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Ruth Ravve

August 17, 2010 8:08 PM

Blago Jury: Guilty on 1 Charge, Hung on 23

Shock in the courtroom today, as the verdict was read: "Guilty"...but only on one of the 24 counts against him.  After 14 days of deliberating, the jury agreed he was guilty of lying to the feds.  And that's all.  The jury is "hung" on the other 23, so the judge had to declare a mistrial on those 23 counts.  Lying to the feds can be punished with up to five years ... read more



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Ruth Ravve

August 17, 2010 1:15 PM

Blagojevich: Verdict Likely Soon

It looks like jurors have gotten a lot closer to reaching a verdict for Blago than many had speculated.  Judge James Zagel announced the jury had a two part question for him today, most of ... read more



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Ruth Ravve

August 17, 2010 8:52 AM

Blago: Help From Hollywood?

Its almost like Groundhogs Day at the Dirksen Federal building in Chicago, as jurors begin day #14 in Rod Blagojevich's corruption trial.  Deliberations began on July 28th.  Today the jury will be armed with some new paperwork; the transcripts from ... read more



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Ruth Ravve

August 16, 2010 2:12 PM

Blago Verdict: “Reading The Tea Leaves”

"I think he's gonna walk" speculated one security guard, as I entered the Dirksen Federal building, "but who knows".   The jury in the Rod and Robert Blagojevich trial is back to ... read more



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Ruth Ravve

August 12, 2010 1:21 PM

Blago jury DEADLOCKED

The jury on Rod Blagojevich's corruption trial can only agree on two counts so far, and are deadlocked on 11 others.  There are a total of 24 counts against the embattled former Illinois governor, including racketeering and wire fraud--eleven of ... read more