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Blagojevich holdout explains vote

August 27, 2010

From the Chicago Tribune


Charges dropped against Blago's brother 'in interests of justice'

August 26, 2010

Federal prosecutors announced today they have dropped all charges against Robert Blagojevich, the former governor's brother.
Assistant U.S. Atty. Reid Schar said the government was dropping two counts of extortion conspiracy and one count each of wire fraud and extortion because of "the disparity in the roles" of the two brothers and "in the interests of justice."

Offer of $6 million made for Jackson as senator

July 20, 2010

From the SouthtownStar:

No way, no how was Gov. Rod Blagojevich ever going to appoint U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. to Barack Obama's old Senate seat.

That's what Robert Blagojevich, the brother of the former governor, said over and over again as the defense opened its case Monday in the federal corruption trial of the Blagojevich brothers.

What did Robert think of Jackson?

"He's a articulate incompetent," he says on a federal wiretap.

Jesse Jr. re-emerges in Blagojevich case

April 15, 2010

By Kristen McQueary

While viewers of "Celebrity Apprentice" have been amused with the episodes that revealed the extent of our former governor's dim-wittedness, a quick read of federal prosecutors' case against him truly captures his mental density.

It's not amusing.

Need to catalog Rod Blagojevich's indecent proposals? Read U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald's 91-page primer of the government's case against him, released by a judge's order on Wednesday in connection with his upcoming trial set for June 3.

Blagojevich brother asks judge for separate trial

April 15, 2010

By MIKE ROBINSON (AP) – April 15, 2010

CHICAGO — Rod Blagojevich's brother told a federal judge Thursday that he doesn't want to be tried on corruption charges alongside the ousted Illinois governor because witness testimony against his brother could bias jurors against him.