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Holder, Blago, Richardson: Triangle of Sleaze

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 9, 2011 09:05 AM

Holder, Blago, Richardson: Triangle of Sleaze by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2011 It was a rough week for the corruptocracy. White House officials better ho-ho-hold on tight because the sleigh ride isn’t going to get any smoother. On Wednesday, disgraced former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, D-Ill., received a 14-year prison sentence for scheming to sell […]

Culture of Corruption watch: Blago begs for “mercy;” “my life is in ruins;” Update: 14 years

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 7, 2011 12:33 PM

The verdict in Rod Blagojevich’s corruption case is expected in about 20 minutes. Chicago journos have been live-tweeting the hearing this morning. After blaming everyone and anyone and their mothers for his cesspool of woes, Blago played the belated remorse card and begged the judge for “mercy.” The prosecution wants 15-20 years to “send a […]

Blagojevich Found Guilty on 17 of 20 Counts

By Doug Powers  •  June 27, 2011 03:35 PM

**Written by Doug Powers So it’s settled: Quoting Elvis before your verdict is announced won’t ward off a conviction: CHICAGO (AP) — A jury convicted former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Monday of nearly all the corruption charges against him, including that he tried to sell or trade President Barack Obama’s old Senate seat. Blagojevich […]

Blago: Comic, Con

By Doug Powers  •  August 22, 2010 09:28 AM

Let’s go robbin’! To the Ratmobile!

Summer of corruption: Blago verdict watch, Day 14; Update: Count 24 – lying to feds – GUILTY; deadlocked on all remaining counts against Blago and bro; mistrial declared; lone juror holdout

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 17, 2010 02:22 PM

Scroll for updates…Awaiting verdict…judge has received… Gird your loins. The judge in the Blago corruption trial says a verdict is coming soon. Via Chicago Trib: In their latest note to U.S. District Judge James Zagel, jurors signaled they may be getting close to wrapping up their negotiations. They have asked for two things. First, they […]

Summer of corruption: Blago verdict watch, Day 13

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 16, 2010 02:58 PM

The deadlocked Blago jury took a long weekend off — and returned to deliberations with another transcript request for the federal trial judge. Looks like they’re zeroing in on the attempted extortion of then-Rep. Rahm Emanuel, whose brother Blago wanted to host a fund-raiser in exchange for a $2 million football field grant sought by […]

Summer of corruption: Blago verdict watch & Jesse Jackson, Jr. watch; Update: Jury wants “clarification;” Update: DEADLOCKED; Update: Jury takes weekend off

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 11, 2010 12:04 PM

Scroll for updates… It’s Day 11 of the Blagojevich verdict watch. Buzz from Chicago is that the jury deliberations may drag into next week. Defense lawyers are now regretting that Jesse Jackson, Jr. (Senate Candidate No. 5) didn’t make it onto the stand, via Chicago Sun Times: Michael Ettinger, attorney for Robert Blagojevich, gave an […]

Summer of Corruption: Blago verdict watch, Day 9

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 9, 2010 12:05 AM

Today marks the 9th day of jury deliberations in the Blagojevich corruption trial. Early in their deliberations, the jurors asked the judge for a full transcript of the trial, including the prosecution’s closing arguments, which provided a comprehensive road map of the 28 counts and corresponding evidence against Blagojevich and his brother. The judge denied […]

Friday Audio Dump: Blagojevich Cursing Obama Over Senate Seat

By Doug Powers  •  July 2, 2010 01:51 PM

**Written by guest-blogger Doug Powers Prosecutors at the trial of Rod Blagojevich released a recording of the former Illinois governor sounding unhappy, to say the least, with Barack Obama, but even more unhappy with his job at the time. It’s said that the prosecution released the audio to attempt to prove the level of Blagojevich’s […]

Culture of corruption: Blago’s dead fundraiser and Team Obama

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 14, 2009 11:00 AM

You know about Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. But have you ever played Six Degrees of Roddy Blago? Take any Blago corruption story, and you can link it to Team Obama in six easy steps or less. Watch. Over the weekend, Rod Blagojevich’s former chief fundraiser, Christopher Kelly, died after his girlfriend found him over […]