Conclusion of Testimony in Blagojevich Retrial
Prosecutors said they will give a lengthy closing argument to rebut the ex-governor's seven days on the witness stand.
Before closings and outside of the jury's presence, Judge James Zagel said he expected the defense to ask for a mistrial at this point. Or as Zagel put it: "The defense can make the usual motion."
A federal prosecutor began making final arguments Wednesday at the corruption retrial of Rod Blagojevich, telling jurors that the ousted Illinois governor lied to their faces for seven days on the witness stand.
With his testimony concluded and his corruption retrial rapidly moving toward an end, Rod Blagojevich stepped from the witness stand Tuesday and extended his hand to the federal prosecutor who had spent three days grilling him on charges he abused his power as governor.