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It's now or never for ex-gov's stuff

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posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 12:32 PM
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It's now or never for ex-gov's stuff


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A life-size statue of Elvis Presley is among a trove of Rod Blagojevich's belongings in an Arlington Heights storage facility that the warehouse owner says he will sell at auction if the former governor doesn't settle his debt.
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posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 12:32 PM
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Former Governor, Rod Blagojevich, who has just finished up his corruption trial amid closing arguments and awaiting the juries ruling. He may be losing his precious Elvis collection along with his freedom? Apparently, if Blajojevich is found innocent he may have to partake in yet another PR campaign, cut back on the thousand dollar suits, and expensive hair cuts. It seems he may be strapped for cash? It turns out he is in hoc to a storage facility.

His personal effects are scheduled to go on auction very soon if he does not make good on the debt. The money from the public auction will go to Children Memorial Hospital which was a topic of the former governor's corruption trial. The government alleges that Blagojevich tried to shakedown the hospital for political gain, and if refused; he would cut state funding for the pediatric care unit.



Prosecutors say the same about Blagojevich, at least about going beyond the scope of his work. The former governor, the subject of closing arguments Monday in his public corruption trial, is alleged to have demanded a $50,000 campaign contribution from the head of the Lincoln Park hospital in return for backing $8 million in funding for a statewide pediatric care initiative.

Some say it's among the most lurid of accusations against him.

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Closing arguments are scheduled to begin on Monday July 26, 2010. In a bombshell that some might have missed, the ex-governor chose not to testify as he has been saying he would all along. The defense went as far as putting the kibosh on the trial altogether, and decided not to call material witnesses of their own to testify.

He took the advice of lawyer, Sam Adam Sr., father of Sam Adam Jr. His son is also on the legal team and is noted for his flamboyant diatribes at trial addressing jurors and cross-examining witnesses. As far as the defense is concerned, it seems the government has not proven their case. Apparently, the defense has found this trial to be a charade?

Why Blagojevich skipped the stand


Blagojevich told the media he opted not to testify after meeting with his lawyers Monday night in the living room of his Ravenswood Manor home. The attorneys offered differing viewpoints late into the night before ultimately siding with Sam Adam Sr. — his most experienced attorney at 74 — who argued prosecutors had shortened their case so much by not calling Rezko and other possible witnesses that his testimony wasn't needed.


If the ex-governor is found guilty, and if the belongings go up for auction? It would be good that the proceeds go to the children he allegedly tried to rob for political donations.


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[edit on 26-7-2010 by Jakes51]



 
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