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18 months later: Jury selection begins today

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It begins today.

Six years after the investigation began, 18 months after his arrest, and 17 months after he launched a national media blitz that included everything from "The View" to Donald Trump's "Celebrity Apprentice," the day is finally upon us.

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich -- and his brother -- will arrive shortly in federal court to face extensive corruption charges.

Jury selection begins this morning, with attorneys whittling down a group of 100 potential jurors, a process that's expected to take three or four days.

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