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  • ** FILE ** Sam Adam Jr. (right) and Sam Adam Sr., attorneys for former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, talk to reporters after Blagojevich was found guilty on one count in his 24-count federal corruption indictment in Chicago on Aug. 17, 2010. Blagojevich was found guilty of lying to federal agents, but the judge said he intended to declare a mistrial on the other 23 more serious counts. (UPI/Brian Kersey)

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    A top attorney for ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich wants the judge to release him from the defense team on Blagojevich's second corruption trial.

  • Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich talks with Darrell Murphy as he arrives at federal court for closing arguments in his federal corruption trial on Tuesday, July 27, 2010, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Blagojevich lawyer: Government didn't prove case

    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.

  • Ousted Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich talks with Darrell Murphy as he arrives at federal court Tuesday for closing arguments in his corruption trial. The case now is in the jury's hands. (AP Photo)

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    Jurors who will now decide the fate of disgraced former Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich have two very different portraits to ponder: The Democrat is either an insecure bumbler who talked too much or a sly, greedy political schemer determined to use his power to enrich himself.

  • Judge, Blagojevich lawyer clash

    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.

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