Blagojevich asks judge to cancel retrial

[JURIST] Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich [JURIST news archive] on Wednesday asked a federal judge to cancel his retrial [motion to dismiss] and sentence him on the single charge on which was originally convicted. Blagojevich was found guilty [JURIST report] last year of making false statements to the FBI, but the jury remained deadlocked on 23 additional charges. In the motion to dismiss the new trial, Blagojevich’s lawyers argued that economic reasons make a second trial "imprudent":To date, defense counsel…

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