• June 11, 2019

Although Blagojevich is an unsympathetic petitioner, the court should hear his case. The disputed jury instructions pose risks to honest. Rod Blagojevich was convicted of 18 crimes after two jury trials. . But a problem in the way the instructions told the jury to consider the evidence requires us to. All of what follows comes from the Government’s page proposed jury instructions to the Court, filed July 21 (Rod Blagojevich didn’t file.

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Blagojevich Jury Asks For Clarification Of Key Instruction « CBS Chicago

At least in a mob case, jurors think they have “the mafia” to fall back on. Did he illegally take bets?

The Government says it must prove: According to the Government: How does that differ? Wire Fraud charged in Counts 3 through 13,and in Count 1, Racketeering acts 3[c];, 4[c];, 6 d6 e6 f6 g6 h6 i6 jinstrjctions kand 6 l.

An “enterprise” includes any individual, partnership, corporation, association, or other legal entity, and any group of individuals associated in fact although not a legal entity. How the Feds Target the Innocent”. It’s what they should do.

As to the interstate commerce element, the Government defines it as: So for Blago, it wasn’t Fitz on his own, he had approval for it. Basically, they have to prove that the way Blago and his closest political advisors ran things was thoroughly infected with criminality.

Patti Blagojevich revises history in op-ed as husband Rod seeks Trump commutation

The bribery definitions are going to be very important. They might not have said “let’s get Obama”, but they surely had the thought “wouldn’t it be nice, come the midterms, to have this albatross to hang around Obama’s neck.


It’s pages, online and free, sorry I don’t to have the link handy. I remember a RICO case I read 15 or 20 years ago where the prosecution alleged the Tennessee Governor’s office was the racketeering enterprise, as they were alleged to be selling pardons.

Patti Blagojevich revises history in op-ed as husband Rod seeks Trump commutation – Chicago Tribune

A pattern of racketeering activity is a continuing pattern of?? First, that the defendant agreed to accept any property or personal advantage; and Second, that the defendant did so knowing that the property or personal advantage was tendered or promised with intent to cause him to influence the performance of any act related to his employment or function as a public officer.

I have no doubt that if Fitz could have proven a quid pro quo – as I recall was the core of the Tennessee case – he would have. Innocent defendants may plead guilty in return for a shorter sentence to avoid the risk of a much longer one.

Blagojevich Jury Asks For Clarification Of Key Instruction

Corruption Chargesformer governorjury instrucionsJury InstructionsQuestionretrialRod Blagojevichwire fraud. How did your team grade out?

And if it turns out he’s in on this, so much the better. Jurors have asked the judge to clarify one of the four things that the prosecution must prove in order for the jury to convict him of wire fraud. It is not necessary that the misrepresentation, false statement, false pretense, or concealment actually have that influence or be relied on by the public, so long as it had the potential or capability to do so. That seems a makeweight – one where the government can’t prove the underlying RICO case and falls back on “you conspired to do it, even if you failed at it”.


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insructions I spent a lot of time reviewing the manual and recent case blagljevich about six months ago, I’m hoping I won’t have to use it. Wire fraud Counts 4 and 13 13 dismissed before case went to juryConspiracy to commit extortion Count 21Attempted extortion Count 22Conspiracy to commit bribery Count The defense is unlikely to agree with these definitions, but according to Blago’s attorney yesterday, the Judge accepted all but one of the Government’s instructions so far: Also, according to the Government: As I see it, the first two big problems for the government’s case are 1 a the enterprise and b the continuity elements and 2 the conspiracy to commit racketeering.

I’ve defended a few Instrjctions cases, all drug-related. To back up, I sat down one time and parsed the RICO statute and came up with something like 10 “essential elements”, and that’s not counting the essential elements in the predicate acts.

How many times has that happened.