Blagojevich to make 1st appearance at 2nd trial -

Blagojevich to make 1st appearance at 2nd trial

CHICAGO (AP) -- Ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is expected to make his first appearance at his second corruption trial.  

Blagjoevich is required to show up Thursday when the judge is scheduled to start questioning would-be jurors one by one in court.  

The retrial got under way Wednesday with little hoopla, as 100 potential jurors quietly began filling out 38-page questionnaires. But Blagojevich did not have to appear for that.  

Blagojevich's first trial ended last August with jurors deadlocked on all but one count of lying to the FBI. The 54-year-old still faces 20 charges, including accusations he sought to sell or trade an appointment to President Barack Obama's old U.S. Senate seat.  

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