No. 11-3853.

794 F.3d 729 (2015)

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Rod BLAGOJEVICH, Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided July 21, 2015.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Debra Riggs Bonamici , Attorney, Office of the United States Attorney, Chicago, IL, for Plaintiff-Appellee.

Leonard Goodman , Attorney, Len Goodman Law Office LLC, Lauren Faust Kaeseberg , Attorney, Kaplan & Sorosky, Chicago, IL, for Defendant-Appellant.

Before EASTERBROOK, KANNE, and ROVNER, Circuit Judges.

Rod Blagojevich was convicted of 18 crimes after two jury trials. The crimes include attempted extortion from campaign contributors, corrupt solicitation of funds, wire fraud, and lying to federal investigators. The first trial ended with a conviction on the false-statement count and a mistrial on the others after the...

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