Feds Ask Judge To Deny Blagojevich 3rd Trial

Law360, New York (August 24, 2011, 5:12 PM EDT) -- Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's trial was fair and his conviction for corruption — including allegations that he tried to sell President Barack Obama's U.S. Senate seat — should stand, prosecutors said Tuesday, rejecting the disgraced ex-governor's request for a new trial.

In their opposition to Blagojevich's July motion for a third run at the jury, prosecutors rejected his claims that bias and legal errors stacked the jury against him.

“In reality, there was no bias, manipulation, or unfairness on the part of the prosecution, judge...
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