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New Indictment Against Blagojevich Expected Next Week

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New Indictment Against Blagojevich Expected Next Week

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich at a book signing last year (AP/File)

Prosecutors say they expect a grand jury to return a new indictment next week against former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich.

The new indictment will revolve around the previously alleged misconduct but it will also likely include new charges, charges that won’t rely so heavily on the so called honest services statute. That statute is being reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court and if the court finds it unconstitutional, some of the charges against Blagojevich would have to be dropped. This new indictment will take that into account.

But Blagojevich’s defense attorneys say it could push back the trial, though attorney Sam Adam says they’re working hard to prep for the June date set by the judge.

ADAM: We do meet with the governor, four times, five times a week we go over the tapes, not just significant ones, every single minute of the tapes.

Blagojevich continues a media blitz of sorts that he started a few weeks after his arrest but Adam says the former governor has been actively participating in his defense.

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