Inherit The Windbag: Feds Want Blago's Home
By Marcus Gilmer in News on Aug 5, 2010 5:40PM
While jurors continue to deliberate with no sign of a verdict to be reached this week, they may wind up tasked with a little extra work once they do reach their decision. A hearing was held yesterday at which federal prosecutors said they intend to go after a few Blago assets if the verdict is guilty. Specifically, the feds will try to take control of both the Blagojevich home here in Chicago as well as the family's D.C. condo.
Zagel said he would wait to decide whether the forfeiture hearing would take place immediately after the verdict is announced or whether it would wait until the next day. It will depend on what time of day the verdict comes in, he said -- and how tired the jury looks.
"You can usually tell from looking at a jury how exhausted they are or how fresh they are," the judge said.
As for that jury, there's been no notes from them for a few days as they find themselves in the middle of Day 7 of deliberations.