After the defense finished up cross-examining John Wyma Monday morning, the prosecution called up Children's Memorial Hospital CEO Patrick Magoon to delve into allegations of a shakedown for campaign contributions and moved onto current witness, construction consultant Gerald Krozel.
Prosecution: An increasingly desperate Rod Blagojevich used legislation as leverage to try and squeeze campaign contributions out of Magoon and Krozel.
Defense: Magoon earned more than $600,000 a year and had given to politicians in the past. The hospital had plenty of cash on hand even as it wanted a rate increase for its doctors treating Medicaid patients.
Up next: The prosecution will call up Blagojevich's groomsman and former top aide Lon Monk after Krozel steps down, and may even get to racetrack executive John Johnston before Tuesday's end.