Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich waves to supporters outside his home after returning from his sentencing hearing December 7, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Blagojevich was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison after being found guilty of 18 charges in two trials including trying to sell President Obama’s vacated senate seat. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Unplayed Blagojevich Tapes Added To Record, Will Stay Sealed

The U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has confirmed that transcripts of FBI wiretaps not played at Rod Blagojevich’s corruption trials have been made part of the official appellate record.


Sam Adam Jr.

Former Blago Attorney: Tapes Would’ve Changed Outcome

Former Rod Blagojevich attorney Sam Adam Jr. still maintains that if all the tapes of wiretapped conversations had been played at trial, the outcome would have been different.

CBS 2–12/08/2011

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Let Us Hear All The Blago Tapes

Walter Jacobson knows for sure is that there’s more to the Blagojevich story, and he thinks we should hear all the tapes — “inadmissible” or not.

CBS 2–12/07/2011

A man holds on to a prison bar inside of a jail cell. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Police Use Wiretaps To Crack Human Trafficking By Street Gangs

Prosecutors and police on Wednesday announced charges against Chicago gang members in a unique human trafficking investigation.

CBS Chicago–08/24/2011

Rod Blagojevich

Judge To Limit Evidence On Blagojevich’s Lavish Spending

A federal judge said Tuesday that he would limit the amount of evidence that prosecutors can present about former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s spending on designer suits and other clothes when testimony begins at his retrial.

CBS Chicago–04/26/2011

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

Blagojevich Attorneys Want Wiretap Evidence Tossed

Attorneys for deposed Gov. Rod Blagojevich will ask a judge today to toss out FBI wiretap evidence in the governor’s retrial, including the most infamous wiretap of all.

CBS Chicago–02/21/2011