The day in March 2012 that Rod Blagojevich headed off to federal prison on corruption charges, it seemed to most of us in Illinois, and around the country, that justice had been done. An unsavory, self-absorbed politician all about money and power—the very symbol of everything wrong with politics—was getting what he deserved for what seemed like textbook corruption.
But should we have been so certain?
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Last modified: July 3, 2021
Len is a Chicago criminal defense lawyer with a reputation for taking on and winning difficult cases. He's an adjunct professor of law at DePaul University College of Law, where he teaches Federal Criminal Law. He also founded the Leonard C. Goodman Institute for Investigative Reporting, which provides editorial and financial support to independent journalists pursuing in-depth investigative projects.
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