Closing Arguments Begin In Rod Blagojevich Trial

The jury in the federal corruption trial of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is hearing from the attorneys in this case for the final time. Closing arguments are underway, and the lawyers are expected to address the jurors all day. Blagojevich is accused in a series of schemes, including an attempt to sell the US Senate seat once held by President Obama. Jurors have listened to the testimony of more than two dozen witnesses over the past seven weeks. The judge wants closing arguments to be finished on Monday, meaning the jury could start deliberating on Tuesday. The defense rested its case last week without Blagojevich taking the stand.