The judge overseeing the upcoming re-trial of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is trying to contain the media attention that is surrounding the case.Federal Judge James Zagel issued a ruling Monday, writing that after Blagojevich's first trial, media conduct was improper and abusive.
Federal Court Judge James Zagel is trying to bring some order to the media circus that will no doubt follow the verdict in the retrial of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. After his first trial reporters flooded jurors with calls to find out why they were deadlocked on 23 of the 24 cou
Federal prosecutors are dismissing three of the charges against former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. The charges are counts 1, 2, and four, racketeering, racketeering conspiracy, and wire fraud. Blagojevich attorney Sheldon Sorosky welcomes the news. "We're thankful.
Attorneys for Rod Blagojevich are asking the judge in his upcoming corruption retrial to throw out all secret recordings of the former Illinois governor.In a new court filing, Blagojevich's attorneys ask that all secretly recorded conversations the FBI has of Blagojevich or his aides not be played i
Rod Blagojevich's attorneys are asking that jurors in the former governor's upcoming retrial be allowed to remain anonymous. In the first Blagojevich trial, Judge James Zagel kept the names of jurors secret until after the verdict. He said members of the public had already called his off
Attorneys for Tony Rezko are asking for a new trial. They told a federal judge Friday the former political fundraiser was convicted on some charges that have been found to be unconstitutional. Rezko's attorneys say he should get a new trial because the law has changed since his 2008 convictions.