Blagojevich: It’s ‘Irresponsible’ To Retry Me During An Economic Crisis | Talking Points Memo

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is pushing for a judge to cancel his retrial and skip right over to sentencing, “in the interests of justice and saving the taxpayers funds.”In August, Blagojevich was found guilty of one count of making false statements to the FBI, just one of the 24 charges that had been brought against him. The jury was deadlocked on the rest of the charges, so prosecutors sought a retrial, now scheduled for April 20. Sentencing for the sole conviction was not expected until after the retrial.

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