Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagovich takes the long and winding road to prison in Littleton, Colorado. We talk with Scott Fawell about what life may be like behind bars.
Blagojevich Trial 2011
Rod Blagojevich addresses a throng of reporters and supporters before heading off to Colorado on Thursday to begin serving a 14-year prison sentence. Elizabeth Brackett reports.
Will Rod Blagojevich spend his 14-year sentence behind bars in a Colorado federal prison? That's what his lawyers want. Elizabeth Brackett talks with a prison consultant, who is a former federal inmate himself. He tells us about his experience.
Robert Blagojevich spoke to us by phone on Thursday. Read what the brother of former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich had to say in our web-exclusive interview.
From governor to federal inmate. In just over two months, Rod Blagojevich will transition to a dramatically different lifestyle. We tell you about some of the new restrictions he'll face.
Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich was sentenced to 14 years in prison. We have all the details from the courtroom, as well as analysis from Blagojevich's own defense team, a former federal judge and others about the punishment.
The sentencing hearing of former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich began on Tuesday. Elizabeth Brackett was in court and has the details.
The government wants 15 to 20 years for Rod Blagojevich. His lawyers say that's too harsh, and even the former prosecutor in former Gov. George Ryan's case thinks that's too long. Elizabeth Brackett reports.
It's now a waiting game as jurors in the retrial of Rod Blagojevich finish their second day of deliberations. Two of the former governor's defense attorneys join us to discuss everything that went on and how they're feeling now that it's almost over.
The fate of former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich is now in the hands of the jury. The prosecution and defense teams finished their closing arguments Thursday afternoon. Elizabeth Brackett was in court and has the story.
It's nearly a wrap. The prosecution and defense in the corruption retrial of Rod Blagojevich both rested their cases today, and the prosecution began its closing argument. Elizabeth Brackett was in court for it all and reports back with the details.
Prosecutors finished cross-examining Rod Blagojevich today. Closing arguments are expected tomorrow and the case should be in the hands of the jury by Thursday. Elizabeth Brackett has the latest.
Much of the back and forth between Rod Blagojevich and Prosecutor Reid Schar during today's cross-examination has to do with the intention behind the former governor's words. Elizabeth Brackett breaks down Day 25 of the Blagojevich retrial.
For two years, we wondered if Rod Blagojevich would take the stand. Now, we wonder if he'll ever leave it. Elizabeth Brackett recaps the former Illinois governor's fifth day on the hot seat.
Judge James Zagel criticized the ex-governor for testimony in which Blagojevich told the jury there were parts of the recorded telephone calls that were favorable to his case that the prosecution deleted. Elizabeth Brackett has the story.