Blagojevich Seeks 3rd Trial After 17-Count Conviction

Law360, New York (July 26, 2011, 6:56 PM EDT) -- Former Ill. Gov. Rod Blagojevich's attorneys told a federal judge Monday that their client needed another retrial following his convictions on corruption charges last month, alleging the most recent trial was riddled with errors and stacked in the government's favor.

In a mammoth 158-page motion for judgment of acquittal, arrest of judgment or new trial, Blagojevich's defense team argued that it was a "fundamentally unfair trial" that yielded his conviction in June on 17 counts of attempted extortion, wire fraud, bribery and other corruption charges tied...
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USA v. Blagojevich et al


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1:08-cr-00888

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Illinois Northern

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October 30, 2008

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