Blago denied delay in second corruption trial
Online Staff Report
Chicago– A federal judge denied the request by former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to delay his corruption trial Thursday, April 14.
Blagojevich’s attorneys claimed they needed more time to prepare. However, Judge James Zagela ruled that because the case is a retrial, the team has had enough time to mount a defense.
Today’s ruling came less than a week before Blagojevich is to stand trial for the second time.
The impeached Democrat stands accused of 20 crimes, including the alleged attempt to sell the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Barack Obama when he became President of the United States.
Meantime, Blagojevich has accused prosecutors of maneuvering their case in an attempt to taint his ability to defend himself.
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