Ex-Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich appears in court

BBC News

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich has appeared in court on 24 charges that include attempting to sell President Barack Obama’s vacant Senate seat.

Mr Blagojevich denies all the charges, which include racketeering, wire fraud, attempted extortion and bribery.

He was arrested 18 months ago along with his brother and co-defendant, Robert Blagojevich.

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