Prosecutors: Blagojevich Seeking to Influence Jury

Monday, 14 Feb 2011 07:06 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

CHICAGO (AP) — The government has filed a sharply worded response to a pretrial motion from impeached Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich concerning secret FBI recordings.

In a motion filed Monday afternoon, prosecutors accuse the defense of rehashing spurious arguments with the possible intention of wanting to influence potential jurors.

The response came just hours after a Blagojevich motion asking a judge to admit 100 secret FBI recordings. The defense says the tapes would show Blagojevich tried to cut a legal political deal to name Illinois' attorney general to President Barack Obama's vacated U.S. Senate seat.

Blagojevich is being retried in April on 23 charges, including allegations he sought to sell or trade an appointment to Obama's seat. At his first trial, jurors deadlocked on all but one count of lying to the FBI.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

House Panel to Meet With Safety Regulators on Takata Air Bags

Friday, 24 Oct 2014 12:44 PM

The U.S. House committee looking into the defective air bags made by Japanese supplier Takata Corp will hold an initial  . . .

Disputed Oklahoma Ten Commandments Statue Smashed

Friday, 24 Oct 2014 12:02 PM

Authorities say someone drove across the Oklahoma Capitol lawn and knocked over a Ten Commandments monument that a group . . .

'Honey Boo Boo' Axed After Reports Mother Dating Sex Offender

Friday, 24 Oct 2014 11:59 AM

US reality TV channel TLC said Friday it's pulling the plug on Here Comes Honey Boo Boo amid reports that one of its a . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved