Federal Judge James Zagel says attorneys for Blagojevich Co-defendant William Cellini have argued forcefully for a new trial and he wants a hearing to look into evidence of why a juror in the case lied.The juror lied about her criminal record which includes a DUI and possession of crack cocaine.
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.
A federal judge has delayed the sentencing date for ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.A notice posted electronically Monday at the U.S. District Court in Chicago says simply that Blagojevich's Oct. 6 sentencing date has been "stricken until further order by the court."
There could be the U.S. vs. Rod Blagojevich part three. Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and his lawyers are in court asking for yet another trial, on Monday.Just a month ago, Rod Blagojevich was found guilty on 17 of 20 counts in his second corruption trial.
Judge James Zagel is inviting Rod Blagojevich's attorneys to appeal his decisions - literally. He's denied almost every motion brought by the former governor's defense attorneys, and this week they've shown some frustration in court.
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.