Blago Pleads Not Guilty in Criminal Case
Brother also pleads not guilty to corruption charges
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Apr 14, 2009 12:06 PM CDT
In this Dec. 19, 2008, file photo, then-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich bites his nails as he enters a news conference.   (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
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(Newser) – Rod Blagojevich and his brother pleaded not guilty to corruption charges today in a 10-minute US district court hearing, the Chicago Tribune reports. The former Illinois governor’s lawyer spoke for him as he faced several questions from the judge, including one on his education. “Mr Rod Blagojevich would waive reading of the indictment and enter a plea of not guilty,” the attorney said.