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BLAGOJEVICH OFF WITNESS STAND, prosecutor gives him cold shoulder in front of jury

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Reporting with Dave McKinney and Lark Turner

After 7 days, Rod Blagojevich got off the witness stand and walked over to the prosecutor who had grilled him as recently as this morning.

In front of jurors, Blagojevich tried shaking Assistant U.S. Attorney Reid Schar's hand. Schar wouldn't shake it. Blagojevich even tapped him on the shoulder. He was ignored.

After a brief sidebar, U.S. District Judge James Zagel told the jury that prosecutors are not supposed to have contact with witnesses.

The defense has one maybe two more witnesses and will be back tomorrow.

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