Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich | Indicted: 2008. Former Gov. Blagojevich was arrested by FBI agents in Dec. 2008. The month following his release he was impeached by the Illinois House of Representatives and forced to leave office. His trial is scheduled to start in the summer of 2010.
"My client is appalled," said defense attorney Michael Ettinger to the AP.
"Some of these recorded conversations involve private matters of the most intimate nature," Ettinger says, and are plainly covered by a doctrine of "marital communication privilege."
Rob Blago headed Rod Blago's campaign fund last year and was charged with two counts of wire fraud.
Ettinger so far has not asked to supress the rest of the 1,500+ phone calls that were recorded in total.
"This is the first step to subsequent motions regarding the tapes," he told the Sun-Times, "and that's all I'm going to say."