Leonard Goodman http://wuis.org en Audio Of Blagojevich Appeals Hearing Now Available http://wuis.org/post/audio-blagojevich-appeals-hearing-now-available <p>The sometimes contentious and surprising audio from the appeal hearing of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is now online.</p><p>Attorneys spent an hour arguing Blagojevich’s appeal on December 13th.&nbsp; Leonard Goodman told judges that Blagojevich never intended to commit fraud, he thought he was engaging in political horse trading.</p><p>That led Judge Frank Easterbrook to repeatedly ask Blagojevich’s attorney about a case called &nbsp;Cheek.</p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 11:45:00 +0000 Rob Wildeboer 15804 at http://wuis.org Audio Of Blagojevich Appeals Hearing Now Available As He Readies Appeal, Blagojevich Lawyer Says Fmr. Gov. Faces Unusual Problem http://wuis.org/post/he-readies-appeal-blagojevich-lawyer-says-fmr-gov-faces-unusual-problem <p>Attorneys for former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich are scheduled to argue their appeal Friday morning.</p><p>Blagojevich’s attorney Leonard Goodman says Blagojevich engaged in political horse-trading, not bribery or extortion.</p><p>"All of his plans which he discussed openly with his advisors were for basically political appointments," Goodman stated.</p><p>It’s an argument Blagojevich has made since he was arrested in 2008 and it’s an argument that has repeatedly failed.</p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 23:44:23 +0000 Robert Wildeboer 14905 at http://wuis.org As He Readies Appeal, Blagojevich Lawyer Says Fmr. Gov. Faces Unusual Problem