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Blagojevich seeks new trial, cites judicial bias

Published: Tue, July 26, 2011 @ 2:24 p.m.

CHICAGO (AP) — Ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is asking a judge to set aside his multiple convictions on corruption charges and grant him yet another trial, claiming his recently completed retrial was “fundamentally unfair.”

In a 158-page motion filed late Monday, Blagojevich’s attorneys offered up a lengthy list of alleged errors and biases and say he was deprived the presumption of innocence.

Jurors found Blagojevich guilty on 17 of 20 counts last month, including attempted extortion for trying to sell or trade President Barack Obama’s vacated U.S. Senate seat.

The motion claims the judge ruled too often for prosecutors, denying Blagojevich the ability to defend himself.

The U.S. attorney’s office declined comment. The government could respond at a status hearing set for next week.

No sentencing date for Blagojevich has been set.


1Stan(9923 comments)posted 4 years, 2 months ago

Rod needs a new attorney . Jose Baez is a vailable . . ..


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2piak(508 comments)posted 4 years, 2 months ago

I'm not sure that the evidence is of the same "quality" that the Anthony case evidence was.

But then again, mayb Blago is hoping twelve more jurors like those in the Anthony trial will be empaneled...again.

Imagine: He'll be acquitted on all counts exept 4 counts of profanity. For those he'll draw one year in jail, plus time off for time served and...

But, no private plane in the night when he's finally released. We won't care where he goes.

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