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.
Jurors in the Rod Blagojevich corruption retrial have wrapped up their second day of deliberations, meeting without a word on their progress on Monday.
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.
The man who said he downloaded “bleepin” Blagojevich ringtones to his phone has made the first cut onto Rod Blagojevich’s jury.
A federal judge has given city lawyers the go-ahead to do background checks on potential jurors in an upcoming misconduct case against Chicago Police.
It took three years to go from indictment to a trial, but on Monday, Barry Bonds’ perjury trial started with 40 jurors quickly getting dismissed from a prospective jury pool of slightly more than 100 people.
A Lake County jury has reached a verdict in the murder trial of Marni Yang, who is charged with the murder of former Chicago Bear Shaun Gayle’s pregnant girlfriend. The verdict will be read in court Tuesday evening.
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.
Jurors began deliberating in the six-week trial of Michael “The Large Guy” Sarno and four co-defendants.