Prosecutors are getting ready to go to trial against the final co-defendant indicted with former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and they're filing documents outlining their evidence against William Cellini as they prepare for his trial scheduled for next month. Cellini had contracts with the
Everyone knows that Rod Blagojevich has been on trial, that he’s charged with committing crimes, but who actually understands the charges? Well, here’s a breakdown.To understand any of the particular charges, prosecutors say you have to answer only one question:“Did the defendant try to get a b
This morning defense attorneys for Rod Blagojevich are expected to cross examine the first major witness in the former governor's retrial. John Harris was Blagojevich's chief of staff and he spent three days on the stand last week testifying for prosecutors. He was caught on federal wire
Jurors in the retrial of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich are hearing that he was surrounded by some really bad advisors.One of the prosecution's star witnesses is John Harris. He was Blagojevich's chief of staff just before the governor was arrested. He encouraged Blagojevich to
Job opportunities and career ambitions were centerstage Wednesday at the federal corruption trial of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich.John Harris, who served as Blagojevich's chief of staff during the last days of his administration, testified about Blagojevich's efforts to secure a better p
The first witnesses took the stand Tuesday in the retrial of ex-Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. And Judge James Zagel wasted no time in chiding the defense for asking questions he says are inappropriate.Like in the first trial, FBI agent Daniel Cain was the prosecution's leadoff witness.
Ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's second corruption trial begins Wednesday. And it's likely to once again put a lot of attention on Rahm Emanuel, now Chicago's mayor-elect.Emanuel was never called to testify last summer and has not been accused of wrongdoing.