Blagojevich Makes Case For Acquittal

Law360, New York (September 14, 2010, 4:53 PM EDT) -- Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has asked a federal judge to throw out the lone conviction from his headline-grabbing corruption trial, saying the jury found him guilty of making a false statement because his defense was prevented from engaging in meaningful cross-examination.

Blagojevich argued in a motion filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois that the judge should acquit him of making a false statement to the FBI, set the conviction aside or allow him a new trial on the...
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