Illinois politicians rushed to release prepared statements following former Governor Rod Blagojevich's sentencing to 14 years in prison on corruption charges.Lieutenant Governor Shelia Simon:"We cannot rely on a prison sentence to deter corruptio
A federal prosecutor said Springfield power broker William Cellini should not be getting a new trial. This comes despite revelations a juror in his case lied about her criminal record.Late Thursday night, U.S.
Attorneys asked federal judge James Zagel to throw out the conviction of William Cellini. The Springfield businessman was convicted just two weeks ago in connection with fundraising for former Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
The corruption re-trial is over, and now former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich awaits his sentencing. Blagojevich was found guilty Monday of 17 of the 20 counts charged against him. With all the counts added up, Blagojevich could face as much as 300 years in prison.Attorney Joel Bertocc
Prosecutors are expected to resume their questioning of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich on Tuesday. He was on the stand answering their questions all day Monday. Spectators hoping to catch some of the fireworks arrived at 5 a.m. to get tickets inside the courtroom.