Blago's attorneys seek missing phone call

Feb. 8, 2011 at 11:33 AM
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CHICAGO, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Attorneys for former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich asked a federal judge to order prosecutors to produce records of two phone calls lawyers claim went missing.

In their motion, Blagojevich's attorneys said the calls support their client's claim he is innocent of charges he tried to sell President Barack Obama's U.S. Senate seat after the November 2008 election, WMAQ-TV, Chicago, reported Tuesday.

Lack of information about one missing call "casts all of the other evidence in a different light," Blagojevich's lawyers said in the requests. "Moreover, the failure of the government to disclose this call, and the failure to reference this fact to the jury or the court should raise the suspicion of the court."

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