Blagojevich Lawyers To Ask For New Trial, Claim Juror Broke RulesLawyers for former Gov. Rod Blagojevich will be back in court on Monday to ask for a new trial, claiming misconduct by the forewoman from the jury that convicted him of 17 corruption counts.
Lawyer Asks Judge To Endorse Blagojevich For RehabRod Blagojevich's attorneys have asked to have him placed in a drug and alcohol abuse program when he starts his 14-year prison sentence for corruption, though they aren't saying if the former Illinois governor has a problem or if it's a legal move.
Judge Wants To Question Cellini Juror About Convictions; Won't Seek Reporters' NotesA federal judge wants to talk to a juror who failed to disclose her felony convictions before she was seated on the jury that convicted power broker William Cellini, but he won’t force reporters to turn over notes of their interviews with that juror.
Blagojevich Wins An Extra Month Before Going To PrisonDeposed Gov. Rod Blagojevich has won an extra 30 days before he will have to report to prison.
Rod Blagojevich Sentenced To 14 Years In PrisonOusted Gov. Rod Blagojevich was sentenced to 14 years in prison on Wednesday, after apologizing for making “terrible mistakes,” capping a nearly three-year saga for Illinois.
After Judge Deals Setback, Blagojevich Lawyers Make Impassioned Plea For MercyAfter being dealt an early setback from the judge hearing his case, defense attorneys for former Gov. Rod Blagojevich made an impassioned plea for mercy at his sentencing hearing, drawing on his family's own words about the devastating impact a long sentence would have on them.
Prosecutors: Blagojevich Trying To Dodge ResponsibilityOne day before Rod Blagojevich’s sentencing hearing was set to begin, federal prosecutors reasserted that the former governor has never accepted responsibility for his crimes and urged the judge to reject Blagojevich’s push for leniency.
Quiet Weekend For Blagojevich Ahead Of SentencingIt's a quiet weekend for convicted ex-governor Rod Blagojevich and his family, just days before his sentencing hearing.
Feds Want 15-20 Year Sentence For Blago; Defense Seeks Much LessFederal prosecutors intend to ask a federal judge to sentence former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to a 15- to 20-year prison term. But defense attorneys are seeking a much lighter sentence, arguing Blagojevich never profited from the crimes on which he was convicted and caused no public harm.
Judge Rips Blago's Bid To Play New Tapes At SentencingThe federal judge who will sentence impeached Gov. Rod Blagojevich on corruption charges has harsh words for one of the former governor's latest legal moves.
Blagojevich Wants To Play New Tapes At SentencingFormer Gov. Rod Blagojevich is asking to play wiretap recordings that were previously placed under seal when he’s sentenced next month.
Judge Will Hold Hearing On Cellini Juror's Failure To Disclose Felony ConvictionsSpringfield power broker William Cellini won’t get an automatic mistrial after learning that a juror in his corruption trial failed to disclose her criminal record before being picked for the jury, but a federal judge will hold a hearing on the matter.
Blagojevich Sentencing Set For DecemberFormer Gov. Rod Blagojevich's sentencing hearing has been scheduled for next month.
Juror Replaced In Cellini Trial DeliberationsA federal judge has replaced a juror at the shakedown trial of a clout-heavy Illinois businessman and told the new jury to start deliberations from scratch.
Cellini Won't Testify In Own DefenseMillionaire businessman William Cellini has decided not to take the stand during his Chicago corruption trial.