Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich could take the stand Thursday in his own defense. But his attorneys would not be allowed to play many of the secretly taped phone calls they'd hoped to.Blagojevich's spokesman told The Associated Press that the former governor was planning to testify.
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.
Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich's attorney says there's no chance his client will negotiate a plea deal. Attorney Sheldon Sorosky said a plea deal hasn't been discussed."None whatsoever. Absolutely not," Sorosky said. "It's not on our radar screen.