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Topic - James B. Zagel
Former Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich sidestepped the most serious charges against him Tuesday when a federal jury in Chicago found him guilty of only one of 24 charges, lying to the FBI — at least a temporary victory for the Democrat accused of trying to sell the Senate seat once held by President Obama.
A federal jury found former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich guilty on Tuesday of one count of lying to federal agents, and the judge said he intends to declare a mistrial on the remaining counts.
James J. Kilpatrick, who rose from cub reporter to become one of the South's most prominent newspaper editors and the nation's most widely syndicated political columnist, has died. He was 89.
Jurors in the corruption trial of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich say they have reached agreement on just two of 24 counts against him.
Jurors in the corruption trial of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich sent a note to the judge saying they have made "a reasonable attempt" to reach a unanimous decision.
Ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's fate was in the hands of jurors Wednesday as they prepared to begin deciding whether Mr. Blagojevich tried to sell an appointment to President Obama's former Senate seat and schemed to use his political power for personal gain.
Rod Blagojevich is an insecure man who talks a lot, but he is not a criminal, his defense attorney told jurors Tuesday during closing arguments at the ousted Illinois governor's corruption trial.
Rod R. Blagojevich's defense lawyer clashed with the judge Monday over his planned closing arguments, pledging to go to jail if he is prohibited from telling jurors about witnesses that prosecutors never called.
Rod R. Blagojevich stood up in court Wednesday and told the judge the opposite of what he has been saying for months.
The federal judge presiding over the corruption trial of ousted Democratic Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich hasn't asked for advice from the public - but he said Monday he has received some.
CHICAGO | Former Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich's attorneys said Tuesday they are so determined to delay the start of his corruption trial that they will go to the Supreme Court if they can't get a postponement elsewhere.
was found guilty included accusations that he lied to federal agents when he said he did not track campaign contributions and kept a "firewall" between political campaigns and government work.