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$30 million for Rod Blagojevich retrial? Prosecutors rip Blago lawyers for inflating numbers

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Prosecutors in Rod Blagojevich's case on Thursday attacked statements made by the former governor's lawyers, saying they deliberately misled the public in media statements.

In a court filing, prosecutors take the Adams to task, saying they made up numbers, telling TV crews a retrial would cost the government up to $30 million.

Prosecutors say that sum nearly equals the annual budget of the U.S. attorney's office.

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Refresh my memory, but isn't Rod Blagojevich a lawyer?

This being true, he is certainly more than qualified to represent himself and it wouldn't cost the taxpayers a dime.

However, that would be too dignified for the disgraced Governor and would clash against his policies against defending himself at impeachment hearings and speaking in court at his corruption trial.

Of course if I were as corrupt as he was, I'd be keeping my mouth shut too. Silence is a suprisingly successful stragegy in a courtroom. Just look how well it worked for OJ Simpson.

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