July 16, 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen
Lawyers for former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich filed an appeal with the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit just before a midnight deadline on Monday, challenging Blagojevich's conviction and sentencing. Blagojevich was found guilty on 18 charges of corruption in his second trial and ...[read more]
June 27, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On June 27, 2011, the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois convicted former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich of wire fraud, extortion and bribery. He had previously been found guilty of making false statements to the FBI. Blagojevich faced several deadlocked juries and tried to ...[read more]
May 28, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On May 28, 2010, the US Supreme Court denied a request by former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich to delay the start of his corruption trial by 30 days. Blagojevich sought to postpone the start of his trial until the US Supreme Court could rule on the federal honest services fraud statute in the ...[read more]
March 29, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
John Harris, former chief of staff to Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, was sentenced to 10 days in prison this week in the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois for his part in trying to sell President Barack Obama's vacant Senate seat. Harris pleaded guilty to a single count ...[read more]
December 21, 2011
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Lawyers for former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich filed notice Tuesday that they will appeal his conviction and 14-year sentence on corruption charges. Judge James Zagel of the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois handed down the sentence earlier this month after Blagojevich ...[read more]
December 15, 2011
by Meagan McElroy
On December 15, 2008, the Illinois House of Representatives voted to begin an inquiry into whether former governor Rod Blagojevich should be impeached for conspiring to sell or trade the US Senate seat left vacant by the election of President Barack Obama. Blagojevich had been arrested days ...[read more]
December 7, 2011
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich was sentenced Wednesday to 14 years in prison on corruption charges. Judge James Zagel of the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois handed down the sentence after Blagojevich made a public apology in court earlier in the day. Blagojevich ...[read more]
September 27, 2011
by Jennie Ryan
A judge in the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on Monday indefinitely delayed the sentencing of former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich. Blagojevich was scheduled to be sentenced on October 6 after he was convicted in June on multiple counts of corruption. US District ...[read more]
July 26, 2011
by Chris Morris
Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich by a jury in the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on 17 of counts including attempting to sell the Senate seat. He claims that his previous trial was subject to judicial bias and error that undermined his case. The motion, while ...[read more]
June 27, 2011
by Zach Zagger
A jury in the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on Monday convicted former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich on 17 of 20 counts including attempting to sell the US Senate seat vacated by President Barack Obama. The jury convicted Blagojevich of right counts of wire fraud and ...[read more]

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