Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich’s 14-year prison sentence should send the message that the public and judges are fed up with the state’s history of corruption, said the U.S. Attorney who prosecuted the case.
Rod Blagojevich , the ex-Illinois governor, went on trial again in Chicago on charges he tried to trade an appointment to the U.S. senate seat vacated by President Barack Obama for campaign cash and personal favors.
Rod Blagojevich , the ex-Illinois governor on trial for the second time for alleged political corruption, denied some of the charges against him in a day of testimony sprinkled with celebrity references.
Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, convicted of trying to trade a U.S. Senate seat for personal favors or campaign cash, may face more prison time than the 6 1/2-year term his predecessor got for political corruption.
Adelphia Communications Corp. was illegally coerced through the use of commercial loans by Citigroup Inc. , Credit Suisse Group AG and other banks trying to get lucrative investment banking work, a lawyer seeking recovery for the defunct cable television company’s creditors said.
Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich , in a second day of testimony in his second political corruption trial, denied that his signing of a bill was tied to an expected $100,000 campaign contribution.
Jurors in the corruption trial of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich are scheduled to resume deliberations Aug. 16 after telling the judge yesterday that they had reached a decision on two of the 24 counts.
Ex-Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich , on the first day of witnesses at his Chicago corruption trial, was confronted with the testimony of his former chief of staff, who told of a plot to profit from their positions.