Prosecution Rests Case in Rod Blagojevich Trial

Prosecutors have rested their case after Blagojevich’s lawyer, Sam Adam Jr., finished cross-examining Patrick Magoon, CEO of Children’s Memorial Hospital.

As the trial wrapped for the day, U.S. District Judge James Zagel told the jury to return Monday at 9:30 a.m. at which time the defense will present its evidence. The judge is expected over the next two days to take up the issue of which undercover recordings the defense can play during its case.

Prosecutors in the case of Rod Blagojevich have rested their case against the former governor.

The move comes in the sixth week of trial. Judge James Zagel had set aside 17 weeks -- nearly three times the time -- for the case.

Zagel told jurors to return on Monday as the defense and prosecution work out some issues this week.