CHICAGO (AP) - Ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is headed
back to federal court today.
The hearing comes one week after he let it be known that he
wants permission to go to Costa Rica to take part in a reality TV
show in the jungle.
A more pressing matter is how much of the Blagojevich campaign
fund that U.S. District Judge James B. Zagel will approve for
paying the ex-governor's lawyers.
Blagojevich is charged with scheming to sell or trade President
Obama's old U.S. Senate seat and plotting to use the muscle of the
governor's office to pressure companies for campaign contributions.
His legal team is still in flux and a lack of money appears to
be the main obstacle for getting it firmed up.