Judge James Zagel on Monday denied Blagojevich’s request to have previously unreleased wiretap tapes played at his Dec. 6 sentencing.
As of early last month, the state owed on 166,000 unpaid bills worth a breathtaking $5 billion, with nearly half of that amount more than a month overdue.
The government has portrayed Rezko as the ultimate insider who pulled strings in Blagojevich’s administration.
Arthur Johnson pleaded guilty to charges that he wrongly got cash payments and agreed to take a job.
Attorneys on each side or corruption case forced to try new tactics
Judge hopes to have jury impaneled within the week.
CHICAGO (AP) - There’s a status hearing set in impeached Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s corruption case.