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Robert Blagojevich on Trial, Family and Stolen Mustard




    Robert Blagojevich was not convicted earlier this week, but he was not acquitted either. A successful businessman, Blagojevich's tangential role in his brother's drama has cost his family dearly. (Published Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010)

    Robert Blagojevich may not have been convicted on Tuesday, but he was not acquitted either.  A successful businessman, he came to Chicago to run his younger brother's campaign organization.

    He says he was told to do it by the book.  And he insists he did.

    In a sit-down interview just two days after a panel of 12 reached a verdict on just one of the 24 counts, the older brother talks about his tangential role in Gov. Rod Blagojevich's drama that has cost his family dearly, his now-strained relationship with his brother, how his late parents would view the ordeal and what the future holds for him.