Rod Blagojevich’s defense team appears to have taken its first steps toward filing an appeal of his conviction on 17 corruption counts last month.
The only man who sat on the jury that convicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich of 17 corruption charges said Tuesday that the 11 women on the panel were “almost like my secretaries” because of how much better they were at taking notes than he was.
Rod Blagojevich’s brother, Robert, called Monday’s verdict a “family tragedy on many levels.”
Deposed Gov. Rod Blagojevich was solemn and philosophical Monday morning, as he faced the reality of a serious prison term looming after being found guilty of 17 charges.
A jury convicted Rod Blagojevich of 17 corruption counts on Monday, a decision that left the former governor stunned.
A homeless man is now awaiting sentencing for the 2006 murder of a South Side KFC, who police say was shot for no reason following a robbery.
Rodney L. McGowan faces between 60 and 120 years in prison when he is sentenced in August
The family of former governor George Ryan says they’re stunned by what they call a “cold, heartless decision.” CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.