Blagojevich trial June 17, 2011, Jurors head home, No verdict, Lawyers met with Judge Zagel
“I believe I’m more pristine on Rezko than him.”…Rod Blagojevich
“FBI mole John Thomas helped investigators “build a record of repeat visits to the old offices of Rezko and former business partner Daniel Mahru’s Rezmar Corp., at 853 N. Elston, by Blagojevich and Obama during 2004 and 2005,“”…Chicago Sun-Times February 10, 2008
From the Chicago Sun-Times June 16, 2011.
“Jurors in Rod Blagojevich’s case concluded their fifth day of deliberations Thursday without reaching a verdict. But they did send the judge their first substantive question.
The panel of 11 women and one man sent U.S. District Judge James Zagel a note asking for clarification on an instruction of law that had to do with the wire fraud counts against the impeached governor. Out of the 20 counts pending against Blagojevich, 10 of them are wire fraud counts that largely deal with an allegation that he tried to trade an appointment to the Senate seat vacated by Barack Obama for a campaign contribution or job. To conclude Blagojevich was guilty of wire fraud, jurors must find the prosecution proved he committed four elements of wire fraud beyond a reasonable doubt.”
“Meanwhile, Sam Adam Jr., one of Blagojevich’s lead attorneys during his first trial and who is still listed as an attorney in the case, was seen in the courthouse Thursday shortly after lawyers were called to meet privately with Zagel. The typically outspoken Adam, who has given TV and radio interviews discussing the Blagojevich case as recently as earlier this week, would not answer media questions on Thursday.
“I must decline comment,” he said. “I cannot tell you why.””