Blago trial date set; aides eye guilty pleas

July 21, 2010 9:52:10 AM PDT
A judge has set a date of June 3, 2010 for the trial of former governor Rod Blagojevich.The former governor did not appear at the Thursday morning hearing at the Dirksen Federal Building.

Standing trial are Blagojevich; his brother, Robert; William Cellini and Christopher Kelly. All four are charged with federal corruption.

Thursday's hearing comes as two men charged in the case are considering changing their pleas. Alonzo Monk and John Harris both have pleaded not guilty to scheming to pressure people for campaign contributions.

Attorneys for both of them say they may be ready to change their pleas to guilty..