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Blagojevich prosecutors roll through case in 5 weeks

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Posted on July 14 2010 8:15 am
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by Mike Robinson and Michael Tarm

Prosecutors at Rod Blagojevich’s corruption trial wheeled three carts crammed with documents into court each day, making it easy to believe estimates that it could take more than two months to present their case to jurors.

Instead, it took them just five weeks despite having dozens of possible witnesses and hundreds of wiretap recordings at their disposal. They were able to rest their case Tuesday in large part because they didn’t call several potential key figures, including convicted political fixer Tony Rezko, whose testimony might just have easily hurt prosecutors as help them.

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