Judge James Zagel

Standing with his attorney Sheldon Sorosky, former Gov. Rod Blagojevich (R) speaks to the press outside his home April 13, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Blagojevich used the press conference to again proclaim his innocence ahead of his retrial which is scheduled to begin April 20. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Judge Won’t Delay Start Of Blagojevich Retrial

A federal judge on Thursday denied a request from former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s lawyers to push back his retrial on corruption charges by a few weeks.

CBS Chicago–04/14/2011

Standing with his attorney Sheldon Sorosky, former Gov. Rod Blagojevich (R) speaks to the press outside his home April 13, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Blagojevich used the press conference to again proclaim his innocence ahead of his retrial which is scheduled to begin April 20. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Blagojevich Again Slams Prosecution For Not Playing All The Tapes

A week before his retrial on federal corruption charges was set to begin, former Gov. Rod Blagojevich lashed out at federal prosecutors again for not playing all the tapes of FBI wiretaps of his conversations.

CBS Chicago–04/13/2011

Rod Blagojevich

Feds Seek To Block Blago’s ‘Play All The Tapes’ Argument

Federal prosecutors have asked a judge to prevent former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s defense attorneys from arguing that playing all the tapes of FBI wiretaps of his conversations would exonerate Blagojevich at upcoming retrial.

CBS Chicago–04/12/2011

Rod Blagojevich

Blagojevich: Just Sentence Me Now

Deposed Gov. Rod Blagojevich wants a judge to cancel his retrial this spring and instead just sentence him right away on the conviction from his first trial.

CBS Chicago–03/09/2011

Rod Blagojevich

Blagojevich Drops Request To Travel To U.K.

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich has dropped his request to travel to England for a speaking engagement before his retrial next month.

CBS Chicago–03/08/2011

Rod Blagojevich (credit: John Gress/Getty Images)

Blago Jurors To Remain Anonymous Until Day After Verdict

The federal judge presiding over the corruption trial of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich said he won’t release the names of the jurors until the day after the verdict in Blagojevich’s second trial.

CBS Chicago–03/01/2011

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich

Blagojevich’s Judge Chides Media ‘Harassment’ Of Jury

The federal judge presiding over the corruption case against former Gov. Rod Blagojevich has criticized the media for what he called “harassment” of jurors after Blagojevich’s first trial.

CBS Chicago–02/24/2011

Rod Blagojevich (credit: John Gress/Getty Images)

Judge Drops 3 Of 23 Counts Against Blagojevich

A federal judge dropped two racketeering charges and a wire fraud count against former Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Thursday, a day after prosecutors sought to have the charges dropped.

CBS Chicago–02/24/2011

Rod Blagojevich

Blagojevich Asks Judge To Dismiss 11 Charges

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich has filed a new motion seeking to toss out several corruption charges against him, based on a U.S. Supreme Court ruling limiting the use of a federal anti-fraud law.

CBS Chicago–02/22/2011

Rod Blagojevich

Blagojevich’s Second Trial Pushed Back To April

A federal judge on Friday granted a defense request to delay former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s retrial, pushing back the start date more than three months later than originally planned.

CBS Chicago–10/22/2010

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