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Pair Of Laptops Stolen From Blago Lawyer Returned

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Dec 13, 2009 5:15PM

2009_12_05_swiper_blago.jpg A pair of laptops stolen from the office of lawyer Sam Adams, Jr., who is also defending former governor Rod Blagojevich, were recovered. However, according to Adams, neither of the returned laptops held any evidence related to the Blagojevich case. Because it's considered an ongoing investigation, additional details weren't released but Adams praised the police officers involved, saying, "Without jeopardizing an ongoing investigation, we can say we are ecstatic about the performance of the Chicago Police Department." Adams also wrote a letter praising the officers which can be read at the Tribune's site.

In other Blago news, the Sun-Times reports his lawyers are asking the FBI to turn over interviews they conducted last year with Rahm Emanuel, Valerie Jarret, and then-President-Elect Barack Obama after Blago's December 9, 2008 arrest. According to the Sun-Times:

The request was part of a larger bid by defense lawyers to have prosecutors turn over additional materials, including witness statements, six months before the June trial date. Typically, prosecutors give the defense such information 30 days before the trial.

Shelly Sorosky, an attorney for Blagojevich, said the defense needs additional time with the material "because there's so much of it. This is massive stuff."