Blago brother says former IL gov should take stand -

Blago brother says former IL gov should take stand




CHICAGO (AP) -- The brother of Rod Blagojevich has some advice for the former Illinois governor just days away from his corruption retrial: Take the stand.

Robert Blagojevich could have faced retrial as his brother's co-defendant this week. Last year a jury deadlocked on all four corruption charges against the Tennessee businessman and prosecutors later dropped charges against him.

Robert Blagojevich tells a Chicago newspaper that the trial strained the relationship between the brothers even more.

He says the ex-governor needs to be prepared to answer questions when it comes to the recordings.

Rod Blagojevich's trial begins Wednesday.

His first trial ended last year after a jury deadlocked on 23 of 24 counts against him, including allegations that he tried to sell President Barack Obama's vacated U.S. Senate seat.


Information from: Chicago Sun-Times,

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