WBEZ | prosecutors http://www.wbez.org/tags/prosecutors Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Prosecutors present damaging testimony in the Blagojevich retrial http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-05-11/prosecutors-present-damaging-testimony-blagojevich-retrial-86373 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//segment/photo/2011-May/2011-05-11/Blago getty Scott Olson.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Defense attorneys for former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich are facing a monumental task. Prosecutors have presented several days of devastating testimony in the former governor’s retrial. They’ve focused on allegations that Blagojevich tried to sell the former Senate seat of Barack Obama. That’s the theme they’ll hit hard again Wednesday.<br> <br> WBEZ’s criminal and legal affairs reporter Robert Wildeboer has been at the Dirksen Federal Building following the proceedings. He joined <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> to discuss how the various legal strategies are playing out, and provide a view of all the key participants in the trial.</p><p><em>Music Button: Thunderball, "Domino", from the CD Scorpio Rising, (ESL)</em></p></p> Wed, 11 May 2011 13:34:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-05-11/prosecutors-present-damaging-testimony-blagojevich-retrial-86373 Opening statements made in Blagojevich re-trial http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-05-03/opening-statements-made-blagojevich-re-trial-85999 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//segment/photo/2011-May/2011-05-03/Blago Getty Scott Olson.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>As the re-trial of the former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich gets underway, one thing is clear. Prosecutors are presenting a severely stripped down case. They'll soon be putting their first witness on the stand at the Dirksen Federal Courthouse in downtown Chicago. But on Monday in their opening statement they sketched out their plans for jurors.<br> <br> WBEZ’s Criminal and Legal Affairs reporter Robert Wildeboer was there, and he joined <em>Eight Forty-Eight </em>talk about what prosecutors and defense attorneys are planning in the next few weeks.</p><p><em>Music Button: Fat Freddy's Drop, "Shiverman", from the CD Fat Freddy's Drop, (The Drop)</em></p></p> Tue, 03 May 2011 13:55:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-05-03/opening-statements-made-blagojevich-re-trial-85999