Blago's retrial could begin in 2011

August 24, 2010 (CHICAGO)

The Chicago Tribune says there was a private meeting last week with lawyers in the case and Judge James Zagel.

The judge was reportedly leaning toward a January trial date, so jurors would not miss the holidays. If Blagojevich is out of money, two defense attorneys could be appointed for him at taxpayer's expense.

Last week a jury convicted Blagojevich of lying to federal agents but deadlocked on the 23 other counts.

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