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By James A. Lyons Jr.
The president has shifted alliance from friend to enemy
Topic - Michael Ettinger
Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is set to go back on trial in early January, but he will stand alone as a defendant this time after prosecutors dismissed all corruption charges against his brother on Thursday.
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.
Rod R. Blagojevich's friends scattered as investigators looking into his doomed Illinois governorship closed in. Some associates had already been indicted, others stopped returning calls.
Mr. Ettinger said Robert Blagojevich isn't currently granting interviews, but last year, he told the Chicago Sun-Times how he felt hearing news of his brother's arrest on Dec. 9, 2008.
But Mr. Ettinger said they drifted apart as they got older.