Stories Tagged ‘Illinois’

Ex-Gov. Blagojevich Pleads ‘Innocent’

By Stephanie Woodrow | February 10, 2022

The former Illinois governor entered a plea of “innocent,” rather than “not guilty” to new charges brought against him by U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald.

New Indictment Issued For Ex-Gov. Blagojevich

By Stephanie Woodrow | February 5, 2022

As had been expected, a revised indictment — minus “honest services fraud” charages — was handed down against former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

Former AUSA Loses Primary Election For Illinois Senate Seat

By Stephanie Woodrow | February 3, 2022

David Hoffman, who was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Chicago under Patrick Fitzgerald, came in second in the Democratic Senate primary behind Illinois state Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias.

Fitzgerald To Revise Blagojevich Charges

By Stephanie Woodrow | December 8, 2021

The U.S. Attorney’s office headed by Patrick Fitzgerald plans to separate the charges against the former Illinois governor in order to prevent the case from being delayed.

Rival Calls on Former AUSA to Cancel Prosecutor Fundraiser

By Stephanie Woodrow | October 28, 2021

Illinois state treasurer Alexi Giannoulias has accused David Hoffman of trying to skirt disclosure rules by suggesting his former prosecutor colleagues give only $150 to his Senate campaign.

Durbin Recommends Retaining Another U.S. Attorney

By Andrew Ramonas | July 7, 2022

The Illinois senator recommended that Southern District U.S. Attorney A. Courtney Cox keep his job, or be replaced by lawyer Stephen Wigginton. Durbin also recommended two Assistant U.S. Attorneys to replace Illinois Central District U.S. Attorney Rodger Heaton.