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Blagojevich Trivia: Is Rod Blagojevich Authorized to Practice Law in Illinois?

(Chicago, IL) — August 20, 2010. In the federal corruption trial of ex-Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, the prosecutors routinely pointed to the fact that Blagojevich is a lawyer and should have known his actions were illegal. For you Blagojevich trivia hounds, is Blagojevich still authorized to practice law in Illinois? No. Has he been disbarred? … Continue reading »

Blagojevich Trial: Senator Dave Syverson Suggests Blagojevich Juror Hold-Out Was “Trying to Make a Name for Themselves”, Blagojevich “Guilty”

(Rockford, IL) — August 19, 2010. State Senator Dave Syverson (R-Rockford) on Tuesday suggested that the jur0r that provoked the hung-jury in ex-Governor Rod Blagojevich‘s corruption trial was “trying to make a name for themselves” and said that Blagojevich is “guilty”. In a rambling press release posted on NBC-TV Ch.13′s Web site, Syverson stated: I … Continue reading »

Blagojevich Trial: Appointment of Lisa Madigan to U.S. Senate Was Blagojevich Lie, Alibi, John Harris Says

(Chicago, IL) — June 23, 2010. While Illinois was waiting for its newest U.S. senator to be named, FBI wiretaps reveal former Governor Rod Blagojevich was playing political games. And those games started almost immediately upon the election of Barack Obama to the presidency. “You’re pitting one team against another like a free agent,” he … Continue reading »

Blagojevich Trial: Ex-Deputy Governor Bradley Tusk “Disgusted” by Blagojevich’s Actions; Judge Zagel Stymies Sheldon Sorosky

(Chicago, IL) — June 22, 2010. The jury in the federal corruption trial of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich has repeatedly received firsthand accounts of the former governor’s alleged misdeeds, but the prosecution took a break from questioning co-conspirators on Monday and put one of the governor’s alleged victims, educator Donald Feinstein, on the stand. … Continue reading »

Blagojevich Trial: State Rep Deb Mell Challenges Greg Hinz’s Trial Reporting

(Chicago, IL) — June 10, 2010. Rod Blagojevich‘s sister-in-law, State Rep. Deb Mell (D-Chicago), yesterday challenged Crain’s political reporter Greg Hinz’s reporting on the ex-governor’s corruption trial, posting a complaint on her Facebook page. “I didn’t see you in court Greg and I am sure Rod didn’t call you and tell you that. RT @GregHinz: … Continue reading »

Blagojevich Trial: Blagojevich Buddy Lon Monk Admits Corruption Conspiracy Began in Summer 2002; Says Ex-Governor Knew of Law-Breaking

(Chicago, IL) — June 10, 2010. A man who was once one of Rod Blagojevich’s closest friends and a top aide said the former Illinois governor knew what he was doing was “wrong” when he met with now-convicted influence peddler Tony Rezko. Alonzo ”Lon” Monk, who served as Blagojevich’s chief of staff when he took … Continue reading »

Blagojevich Trial: Sam Adam, Jr. Vs. Carrie Hamilton Vs. Mike Ettinger

(Chicago, IL) — June 9, 2010. Opening arguments in the federal corruption trial of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich kicked off on Tuesday afternoon, as the prosecution and defense team met for the first time in open court. The difference in styles was readily apparent. Federal prosecutor Carrie Hamilton took the 18-member jury through the … Continue reading »

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