Blagojevich Denies Trading Favors For Campaign Cash

Law360, New York (May 31, 2011, 7:59 PM EDT) -- Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich continued on Tuesday to deny allegations that he tried to trade political favors for campaign cash, telling jurors that he took no part in two purported shakedowns while responding to questions his lawyer was repeatedly forced to reword.

Blagojevich denied connecting a campaign contribution from the CEO of Chicago’s Children’s Memorial Hospital to a state reimbursement for pediatric care, one of several alleged attempts to shill his political powers for campaign profit that he now faces in his corruption retrial....
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