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Judge Won't Delay 'Imprudent' Blagojevich Retrial

Law360 (April 14, 2011, 5:17 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Thursday refused to delay former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s upcoming retrial on corruption charges, which Blagojevich blasted as an "imprudent use of taxpayer funds" with courts facing budget crises nationwide.

Judge James Zagel of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois rejected Blagojevich’s request for a short delay and said the trial would begin next week as planned.

Attorneys for the former governor had said they needed more time to prepare because they had spent the last few weeks...
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Case Information

Case Title

USA v. Blagojevich et al

Case Number



Illinois Northern

Nature of Suit

Date Filed

October 30, 2008

Government Agencies

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