That's according to a 158-page motion filed by attorneys late
Attorneys claim Blagojevich was deprived of the
"presumption of innocence."
Jurors found Blagojevich guilty on 17 of 20 counts at his
corruption retrial last month, including attempted extortion for
trying to sell or trade President Barack Obama's vacated U.S. Senate
The motion was expected. It claims the judge ruled too often for
prosecutors, denying Blagojevich the ability to defend himself.
Blagojevich's attorneys have asked a judge for permission to
speak with jurors. Defense attorneys often interview jurors in a
search for fodder that could bolster their appeal.
The government is expected to respond to the motion next month.
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