All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Rod Blagojevich’

Rod Blagojevich Will Have His Day In Court

If you thought you’d seen the last of Rod Blagojevich (and his hair) you were wrong. The former Illinois governor had been convicted in 2011 of a variety of corruption charges. The most controversial being his attempts to sell President Obama’s former senate seat. After having spent the last couple of years in jail, he will have a chance to …

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Rod Blagojevich’s Win Not Likely To Scare Prosecution

Even though ex Ill Governor Rod Blagojevich will get another chance to plead his case, the prosecution has made it fully aware that they have no intention of letting the conviction be overturned in their 169 page response motion calling his appeal an ‘extraordinary claim.’ His legal defensed filed an appeal in July arguing that his case should be overturned …

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Rod Blagojevich Comes From a Long Line of Shysters

It’s been almost 5 years since former Illinois governor Rod Balgojevich was unceremoniously removed from office. For 4 years prior to that he had been under Federal Bureau of Investigation watch for corruption. But when Blago, as he became known in the tabloids, attempted to “sell” the now-vacated seat of former United States Senator from Illinois, Barack Obama, things came …

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Rod Blagojevich Appeal Appears Weak at Best

Rod Blagojevich’s attempted appeal of his corruption conviction doesn’t look like it’s going to hold water. Prosecuters, in a lengthy 169 page response, balk at the idea that Blagojevich’s shenanigans were just ordinary “political horse-trading”. Prosecutors rebutt this theory and more in the document, which is in response to the Democrat’s July appeal with the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of …

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Rod Blagojevich’s Appeal Challenged by Prosecutors

Prosecutors responded to an appeal by former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Tuesday, urging the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reject his bid for a new trial. Lawyers for Blagojevich filed on his behalf for an appeal of his conviction earlier this year in July, with hopes to overturn or reduce his 14-year prison sentence for 17 counts …

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