Blagojevich Retrial Pushed Back To April

Law360, New York (October 22, 2010, 5:05 PM EDT) -- Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's second corruption trial will begin April 20 after a federal judge on Friday agreed to stay the proceedings, according to a source close to the case.

Judge James B. Zagel of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois ruled in favor of a motion filed Friday by Blagojevich's new counsel asking for a stay in proceedings while they begin to prepare the defense for the embattled former governor.

The former Democratic governor was convicted on a false statement...
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