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Thursday
May192011

Rod Blagojevich to Take the Stand Next Week in Retrial?

Tim Boyle/Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich is planning to take the stand in the retrial for corruption charges brought against him, a source tells ABC affiliate WLS in Chicago.

Blagojevich, who currently faces 20 counts, has maintained his innocence since his 2008 arrest.
 
Defense attorneys for Blagojevich told WLS that he has been prepping to take the stand, but that the decision to have him testify is not definite.

Court is in recess until Monday for jurors.  However, lawyers are expected to meet Friday with Judge James Zagel to discuss the defense's witness list, which may hint at defense plans for their arguments, scheduled to begin Monday.

After three weeks of arguments and witnesses, the prosecution rested its case Thursday.  

Defense attorney Sheldon Sorosky tells WLS their case could take up to three days to present.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

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