Robert Blagojevich

Robert Blagojevich, the brother of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, speaks to the press following a verdict at his corruption trial August 17, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. The jury deadlocked on all four felony counts against Robert, and prosecutors later dropped all charges. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Robert Blagojevich: Feds Used Me As ‘Pawn’ To Get Rod

The brother of imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says in a new book that prosecutors tried to use him as a pawn to get his sibling on charges that he attempted to sell President Obama’s old Senate seat. Robert Blagojevich’s publisher gave The Associated Press an advance copy of the book, set for an April release.


Robert Blagojevich discusses the resignation of U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald, who prosecuted him alongside his brother, former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, but dropped all charges against Robert after a jury deadlocked on all counts against him. (Credit: CBS)

Robert Blagojevich: Fitzgerald Resigning ‘A Good Day For Civil Liberties’

Robert Blagojevich, who was caught up in the federal investigation that saw his brother Rod Blagojevich sent to prison for 14 years, said U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald’s decision to resign was a good day for justice, claiming Fitzgerald overreached and was unfairly allowed to gather unchecked power.

CBS Chicago–05/24/2012

Robert Blagojevich discusses the 14-year prison sentence that his brother, former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, is facing. (Credit: CBS)

Blagojevich’s Brother To Testify Before Congress About Selling Senate Seat

As deposed governor Rod Blagojevich serves his 14-year sentence on convictions that included trying to sell a U.S. Senate seat, his brother is headed to Washington to talk about who he claims offered to buy it.

CBS Chicago–04/13/2012

Former Illinois Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson (left) and Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. (right) are running against each other in the 2012 Democratic primary in the 2nd District. (Credit: Brendan Hoffman/Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Halvorson Drags Robert Blagojevich Into Election Fight Against Jackson

With former Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson far behind in the latest polls in her efforts to unseat Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., Halvorson is asking for some help in bringing down Jackson.

WBBM Newsradio–03/13/2012

Robert Blagojevich discusses the 14-year prison sentence that his brother, former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, is facing. (Credit: CBS)

Robert Blagojevich: Rod Is “Holding Up Very Well”

Rod Blagojevich’s brother, Robert, said the former governor was “holding up very well” on Thursday, a day after a federal judge sentenced him to 14 years in prison for his convictions on 18 fraud charges.

CBS Chicago–12/08/2011

Robert Blagojevich

Blago’s Brother Wants To Testify In Jackson Ethics Case

Robert Blagojevich, former Gov Rod Blagojevich’s brother, says he wants to testify before a Congressional ethics committee that is investigating U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.

CBS Chicago–10/27/2011

Robert Blagojevich

Blagojevich’s Brother Calls Conviction A ‘Family Tragedy’

Rod Blagojevich’s brother, Robert, called Monday’s verdict a “family tragedy on many levels.”

CBS Chicago–06/28/2011