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Blago Retrial: Daily Journal 5/17

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    What to Expect Today:

    Prosecutors are expected to call Rod Blagojevich's old college friend, Alonzo “Lon” Monk, to the stand Tuesday. Monk could be one of the government's last major witnesses, though at the first trial he was often defensive and not as effective as expected. Monk could talk about Blagojevich's earlier years as governor and the alleged 2008 shakedowns.

    Previous Journals:

    Monday, May 16, 2011 -- Wyma Cross-Examined

    Thursday, May 12, 2011 -- Better Day for Blago?

    Wednesday, May 11, 2011 -- Motion for Mistrial Denied

    Tuesday, May 10, 2011 -- '[Bleeping] Golden' Tapes Played

    Monday, May 9, 2011 -- Harris Cross-Examined

    Thursday, May 5, 2011 -- Blago Considered Appointing Himself Senator

    Wednesday, May 4, 2011 -- Harris Testimony Continues

    Tuesday, May 3, 2011 -- Testimony Begins

    Monday, May 2, 2011 -- Opening Statements Due Today

    Thursday, April 28, 2011 -- Questioning Continues

    Wednesday, April 27, 2011
    -- 6 Jurors Left to Question?

    Tuesday, April 26, 2011 -- Opening Statements Likely Monday

    Monday, April 25, 2011
    -- Jury Selection Resumes

    Thursday, April 21, 2011 -- Jurors Questioned

    Wednesday, April 20, 2011 -- Welcome to the Retrial