Illinois ex-Governor Blagojevich asks for retrial in corruption case

[JURIST] Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich [personal website; JURIST news archive, convicted last month of fraud, bribery, and extortion, filed a motion Monday for a retrial. Last month, Blagojevich was convicted [JURIST report] by a jury in the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois [official website] on 17 of counts including attempting to sell the Senate seat. He claims [Chicago Tribune report] that his previous trial was subject to judicial bias and error that undermined his case….