District Judge James Zagel

 
 

Blagojevich sentencing set for December 6, 2011, District Judge James Zagel, Sentence may exceed former Governor George Ryan's

Blagojevich sentencing set for December 6, 2011, District Judge James Zagel, Sentence may exceed former Governor George Ryan’s “I believe I’m more pristine on Rezko than him.”…Rod Blagojevich From the Chicago Tribune November 7, 2011. “A federal judge today scheduled former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s sentencing for Dec. 6. The disgraced former government was convicted last summer on sweeping corruption charges, including allegations he tried to sell the U.S. Senate seat left open by Barack Obama’s election as president.. U.S. District Judge James Zagel had originally scheduled Blagojevich’s sentencing for Oct. 6,Read More


Blagojevich pleads not guilty, Rod Blagojevich, April 14, 2009, Chicago US District Court, District Judge James Zagel, Robert Blagojevich pleaded not guilty, Corruption charges, Running state government as a criminal enterprise

From Chicago WGN News, April 14, 2009 “Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich pleaded not guilty this morning to 16 charges of criminal corruption including racketeering conspiracy and wire fraud. His brother, Robert, a fundraiser for his campaigns, also pleaded not guilty to similar charges. The former governor remained free on bond after the 10-minute hearing in which his lawyer Sheldon Sorosky did most of the talking for him. “Mr. Rod Blagojevich would waive reading of the indictment and enter a plea of not guilty,” the lawyer said. U.S. District Judge JamesRead More