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

(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. (Read more Rod Blagojevich stories.)

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