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Former Blagojevich Crony Fights For New Trial

Law360 (December 1, 2010, 2:54 PM EST) -- A former fundraiser for impeached Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is trying to beat back claims by prosecutors that he was two years late in filing his bid for a new trial based on a recent controversial U.S. Supreme Court decision about public corruption cases.

Lawyers for Chicago businessman Antoin "Tony" Rezko said Tuesday in court papers in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois that the two-year delay in filing a motion for a new trial on honest services fraud charges was excusable....
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