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.
Convicted former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is asking a federal judge for a new trial.Blagojevich's lawyers filed a 158-page motion with 10 different categories detailing why they think the former governor didn't get a fair trial.
Federal prosecutors say Rod Blagojevich hasn't fully met the conditions of his bond since being convicted on 17 corruption charges. In a court filing, prosecutors say they want Blagojevich himself to attend the run-of-the-mill hearing Friday. Usually, defendants don't have to appear in person.
It didn't take long for someone to try to profit from Rod Blagojevich's conviction for trying to profit from his decisions as Illinois governor.Low-budget carrier Spirit Airlines has an advertisement on its website touting "f-ing golden" low fares. That refers to allegations jurors convicted Bl
Former Illinois First Lady Lura Lynn Ryan died late Monday after a long and public battle with lung cancer. Her husband, ex-Governor George Ryan, was at her side. Ryan is currently serving a six-and-a-half year sentence for racketeering, tax fraud, conspiracy and making false statements to the FBI.
Rod Blagojevich and his attorneys are staying quiet Tuesday. A day after a federal jury in Chicago served up 17 guilty verdicts on federal corruption charges, there's no word on the ex-Illinois governor's next legal steps.This chapter in Illinois history is far from closed, though.