Prosecutors trying former governor Rod Blagojevich for the second time on corruption charges opened their second trial in much the same way as the first: portraying the defendent a selfish, irresponsible leader.
"This case is about a governor who betrayed the people of Illinois." Chris Niewoehner told jurors, who were selected earlier in the day. "Instead of doing what is best for the state of Illinois, the defendant decided to do what was best for one person. Himself!"
The line of attack sounds familiar. But the case is slightly different, as prosecutors pared the number of counts facing Blago. .