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Inside the Rod Blagojevich investigation and related cases

Rod Blagojevich to appear in federal court alone tomorrow. Brother, codefendants have other dates.

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This is what it looked like the last time Blagojevich visited the downtown Chicago courthouse.


It's probably nothing personal, but none of Rod Blagojevich's codefendants -- including his brother -- will be anywhere near the former governor tomorrow at Chicago's federal courthouse when he faces the media crush -- and pleads to a new indictment.

"He will be there and you will hear him say he's not guilty for the 1000th time," said one of Blagojevich's lawyers, Sam Adam Jr.

The ousted governor's brother, Rob Blagojevich, who must fly in from his Nashville, Tenn. residence, is set to enter a formal plea to the new charges on Thursday, weather permitting.

Though the court docket now says that Blagojevich's former chief of staff John Harris will also be arraigned tomorrow, that date will be rescheduled. A date for Rod Blagojevich's longtime friend, lobbyist Lon Monk, is also still pending.

Both Monk and Harris have pleaded guilty and are expected to be witnesses at the June trial.

The last time Blagojevich appeared in court, he was asking a federal judge if he could appear on a reality TV show in Costa Rica.
His wife, Patti, went instead.
Rod Blagojevich will appear on this Spring's "Celebrity Apprentice."
The former governor faces 24 counts in all including for allegedly trying to sell the U.S. Senate seat appointment.

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This guy is like a bad rash, HE NEVER GOES AWAY.

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