For nearly eight weeks, Rod and Robert Blagojevich were on trial together, but they sat at different tables in the courtroom. They didn't lunch together and rarely even spoke.
But after their long trial concluded on Tuesday, with the jury and nearly all the spectators out of the courtroom, Rod Blagojevich walked over to his older brother.
The two exchanged words and gave each other a long embrace that ended with the two gently patting each other on the back.
"It had been a long time," Robert Blagojevich later said of the hug.
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