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