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Blago Trial To Start Within A Year?

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Jun 1, 2009 7:00PM

It seems former governor Rod Blagojevich's federal trial might get underway come April 2010. At a status hearing this morning, U.S. District Judge James Zagel said he prefers for the trial to start by next April and by July 2010 at the latest. Zagel also floated the idea of an anonymous jury. Blagojevich defense attorney Sam Adam Jr. said, "If that's what the judge orders I'll be ready."

Meanwhile, Blago's wife Patti is getting ready for a trial of her own: the reality show "I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Outta Here," begins tonight. She's even launched her own site which is absolutely ridonkulous. [Tribune, Sun-Times]