Reporting with Natasha Korecki and Dave McKinney
The defense has rested its case after calling three witnesses to the stand this morning.
"Your Honor, the defense rests," defense lawyer Lauren Kaeseberg said to Judge James Zagel.
The prosecution has called Richard Olsen, an executive of a cement company that employed Gerald Krozel. The company, Votorantim Cement North America, is based in Toronto and acquired Krozel's employer, Prairie Materials, in early 2008.
Olsen is testifying about a meeting with himself, the CEO of VCNA, Krozel, Blagojevich and Lon Monk in 2008. Prosecutors allege Blagojevich was pressuring the company to come up with campaign contributions in exchange for pushing through a $6 billion Tollway plan.
Blagojevich contends he scheduled the meeting to make Krozel look good in front of his new bosses.