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Blago's brother wants a separate trial

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Sure they grew up together, played in a Serbian band together, and two weeks ago were indicted together, but enough is enough, Rod Blagojevich's brother, Robert seemed to say today.
His lawyer, Michael Ettinger, said he'll seek a separate trial for Robert Blagojevich, 53, of Nashville, Tennesse.
Ettinger acknowledged today that there was some friction between the Blagojevich brothers since elder brother, Robert, got charged with criminal wrongdoing April 2.
"There was some, but it's fine now," Ettinger said.
Ettinger added: "He entered a plea of not guilty. We're going to trial."
Asked if there's any chance of a plea deal: "Nope," Ettinger said.
Robert Blagojevich was charged in two wire fraud counts of the 19 counts in the indictment. He said after court that he was "prepared to cope with the charges and work through them."
The ex-governor faces 17 counts, ranging from racketeering to extortion to making false statements to the government.

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