Judge Issues Gag Order After Beavers' Attorneys Claim Jury Pool 'Rigged'Sam Adam Jr., an attorney for William Beavers, angrily told reporters Tuesday that he was "outraged" there were no black men in the 50-person jury pool. He suggested its composition was somehow fixed in advance. Beavers is black.
Beavers' Jury Pool Has No Black Men; Defense Team FuriousAt worse than 100 to 1, the odds of a randomly-selected jury pool in Chicago containing not a single black man might make even the most compulsive gambler cringe.
Blagojevich To Start Working In Prison LibraryFormer Gov. Rod Blagojevich has headed from the kitchen to the library at the federal prison in suburban Denver, as he continues his 14-year sentence for corruption charges.
Attorneys Think Blagojevich's Sentence Will Be Reversed On AppealAttorneys in the first trial of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich still keep in touch with him, and think his sentence will be reversed on appeal if the case ever gets there.
Beavers To Be Arraigned On FridayCook County Commissioner William Beavers will be arraigned Friday on tax evasion charges for allegedly failing to report and pay taxes on income he earned by using campaign funds and county expense accounts for personal use.
Adams Team Excused From Second Blago TrialA federal judge has excused Rod Blagojevich's two most prominent attorneys from representing the former governor at his second corruption trial, although the father-son duo of Sam Adam Sr. and Sam Adam Jr. technically remain part of his defense team.