Blago attorneys say they plan to put on defense - KMOV.com

Blago attorneys say they plan to put on defense

CHICAGO (AP) -- Defense attorneys say they'll mount a case at former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's corruption retrial.

   His attorneys told the presiding judge Thursday they will put on a case at the start of next week. That came just after prosecutors rested their three-week case.
 
   Defense attorney Sheldon Sorosky said the defense witnesses will be "of some prominence," though he didn't name them.
 
   Blagojevich faces 20 charges this time, including that he tried to sell or trade President Barack Obama's vacated U.S. Senate seat. He has denied any wrongdoing.
 
   At his last trial defense attorneys rested without calling any witnesses. Deliberation ended with a hung jury.
 
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