Federal Judge appoints three lawyers for Rod Blagojevich's case

A federal court Tuesday appointed three defense lawyers for the corruption trial of former Illinois Gov.

Rod Blagojevich whose funds are depleted.

The Chicago Sun-Times reported U.S. District Judge James B. Zagel appointed two lawyers, Sam Adams Jr. and Sam Adams Sr., in addition to existing counsel Sheldon Sorosky. Zagel said it was the first time he has appointed so many attorneys to a case. Blagojevich's defense attorneys hoped for a fourth, Allan Ackerman.