Rod Blagojevich trial, Evidence under seal
From WGN Chicago Breaking News.
“Prosecutors want to lay out case against Blago under seal”
“Federal prosecutors today asked to file a key evidentiary proffer in the case against former Gov. Rod Blagojevich under seal and asked the judge overseeing the case to decide what parts should be made public.
The proffer lays out the prosecution evidence in the greatest detail yet and is typically filed publicly in the weeks before the start of a trial. Blagojevich is scheduled to go on trial on June 3.
In a filing explaining its decision to file the document under seal for now, prosecutors told U.S. District Judge James Zagel that the proffer contains details about the evidence against Blagojevich that haven’t been made public before.”
“Prosecutors wrote that they sealed the material for now so the judge and Blagojevich’s attorneys can first decide if any of the evidence shouldn’t be disclosed. The process of screening a pool of prospective jurors is expected to be under way shortly, the filing noted.”