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Tue July 5, 2011

Blagojevich to seek mistrial, unlikely to succeed

Former Ill. Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Blagojevich was convicted of 17 out of 20 counts in his corruption retrial.
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Reporting by WBEZ’s Robert Wildeboer used in this report.

Within the next few weeks, attorneys for ousted Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich will be asking Judge James Zagel for a mistrial. That’s unlikely to succeed, which means they’ll move on to a higher court. Still, Blagojevich’s testimony could cause problems for an appeal.

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