Lawyer Plans To Leave Blagojevich Defense Team

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich may be losing a lawyer.

Veteran defense attorney Allan Ackerman filed papers in federal court asking permission to withdraw, citing "philosophical differences" among the lawyers.

He didn't spell out what the differences were, but said that as a result, he is "no longer able to stridently participate in the defense of the accused."

Blagojevich attorney Sheldon Sorosky said the departure was "all very friendly."

Blagojevich has pleaded not guilty to charges that he was scheming to sell or trade President Barack Obama's former U.S. Senate seat.


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  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jan 16, 2010 at 02:56 PM
    Wise one, he is one of yours, keep that in mind. He also comes from the same state as the chosen one. Just lets you know where he is from......sorry.
  • by The Wise One Location: NC on Jan 16, 2010 at 07:18 AM
    I'm tired of hearing about this guy.
  • by Go Away! on Jan 16, 2010 at 03:17 AM
    I wonder how much this is costing task payers to keep delaying this.The tax payers pay for his income and now this.What a beady eyed little weasle this guy is.
  • by wow on Jan 16, 2010 at 12:10 AM
    havent been forced to hear about this guy in a while. I'm not much for democrats, but I actually like this guy, in a way.
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