Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Thursday that he is thinking about Rod Blagojevich’s family–and lessons for other politicians–in the wake of the ex-governor’s 14-year jail sentence for corruption.
Prosecutors and defense lawyers say they can make their arguments in just one day on Tuesday and won’t need a second day next week. The judge will hand down the sentence the day after, Wednesday.
A 10 1/2-year sentence for political fundraiser Tony Rezko is not a good sign for deposed Gov. Rod Blagojevich, according to a former federal prosecutor.
A federal judge has set a tentative sentencing date of Oct. 6 for ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich, following his conviction on 17 corruption counts at this summer’s retrial and one count of lying to the FBI at his first trial last year.
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.
The woman who served as jury foreman in ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s corruption retrial says the panel hopefully sends a message with its multiple guilty verdicts against him Monday.
After more than two years of publicly denouncing the charges against him at every turn, a “stunned” Rod Blagojevich left federal count a convicted felon.
Rod Blagojevich’s defense attorney delivered a passionate closing argument on Thursday, saying prosecutors had proven nothing criminal and that the government wanted the jury to be nothing more than a “rubber stamp” for their case against the former governor.
Rod Blagojevich was back on the stand on Friday in what turned-into a family affair as his oldest daughter Amy attended the trial, but that wasn’t the only change in the courtroom. One of the 18 jury members was no longer in court.
Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich will testify in his own defense at his federal corruption trial, a source tells CBS 2.
Former East Chicago, Ind., Mayor George Pabey is going off to prison next month.
A former top aide to Rod Blagojevich testified on Tuesday that the deposed governor asked him what he could get for himself in exchange for appointing a U.S. Senator about a month before Barack Obama was elected president in 2008 and vacated his Senate seat.
As former Gov. Rod Blagojevich sat through the second day of jury selection for his retrial on federal corruption charges, many prospective jurors were expressing concern that serving on an extended trial could cost them their jobs, or in some cases, their homes.
Deposed Gov. Rod Blagojevich took another chance to proclaim his innocence Thursday morning, as he headed to court for jury selection in his retrial.
Deposed Gov. Rod Blagojevich won’t say whether he intends to testify at his re-trial, which begins in just over two weeks.
While the McHenry County state’s attorney has been acquitted of corruption charges, he still has another trial looming ahead of him.
McHenry County State’s Attorney Louis Bianchi has been acquitted of charges that he had employees do political work on county time.
The trial involving the current McHenry County State’s Attorney begins Monday, and the attorney for Louis Bianchi promises a war.