Fitzgerald Blasts Blagojevich's Charge Of Misconduct

Law360, New York (October 15, 2010, 8:02 PM EDT) -- U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald has challenged allegations by Rod Blagojevich that his corruption trial was marred by prosecutorial misconduct, saying the former Illinois governor and his attorneys have made misleading statements about the trial since it ended.

“The defendant’s allegations of misconduct are just broad statements or rhetorical questions that make for nice quotes in newspaper articles, but are completely unfounded,” Fitzgerald said in a sharply worded filing Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Blagojevich said in a motion last...
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