Camera crews have been assembling since early morning in Chicago federal court, awaiting the arrival of Rod Blagojevich, who is expected to plead not guilty to a new federal indictment today.
The former governor isn't expected until just before his 11 a.m. arraignment time.
A federal grand jury indicted Blagojevich again last week, adding eight new counts and bringing to 24 the total number of charges against the ex-governor.
The new charges were crafted to protect the indictment and keep the case on track for trial as the U.S. Supreme Court looks to gut an honest services statute. Blagojevich was charged with violating that statute.
Other defendants in the case, including Blagojevich's former chief of staff John Harris, lobbyist friend Lon Monk and his brother, Rob Blagojevich will appear another day in federal court.
Rob Blagojevich, of Nashville, Tenn. is supposed to fly in Thursday for his arraignment.
Blagojevich to be arraigned in Chicago federal court today
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