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Court overturns some Blagojevich charges

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich has spent the last three and a half years in a federal prison in Colorado following his conviction on 18 counts of corruption including an alleged scheme to sell or trade the US Senate seat vacated in 2008 by now President Barack Obama. Yesterday, though, a federal Court of Appeals threw out 5 of those counts, including one that dealt with the US Senate seat. Joining us in studio with more on which way this case could go and what it means for the former governor is Patrick Deady. Deady is a former federal prosecutor who tried the city hall hiring case for one of the employees in the Office of Governmental Affairs. Now he’s in private practice with Hogan Marren Babbo & Rose.(WBEZ/Bill Healy)

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