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Blagojevich's brother writing book on legal saga

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  • Rob Blagojevich, brother of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, leaves the federal court building in Chicago after opening arguments in their federal corruption trial on June 8, 2010.

      Rob Blagojevich, brother of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, leaves the federal court building in Chicago after opening arguments in their federal corruption trial on June 8, 2010.
    Associated Press

  • Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich speaks to reporters with his wife, Patti, after he was sentenced to 14 years in prison on Dec. 7, 2011.

      Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich speaks to reporters with his wife, Patti, after he was sentenced to 14 years in prison on Dec. 7, 2011.
    Associated Press

 
Associated Press

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's brother says he's writing a book on his three-year legal saga that ended when federal prosecutors dropped all charges against him.

Robert Blagojevich told The Associated Press on Friday that his working title is "How I Survived the Federal Justice System." He hopes to finish the book by year's end.

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A jury at Rod Blagojevich's retrial convicted the ex-governor of trying to sell or trade President Barack Obama's old Senate seat and he began serving a 14-year prison term in March.

But the U.S. attorney's office dropped all charges against Robert after the first trial ended in a hung jury. A military officer-turned-businessman, jurors said later that Robert Blagojevich cut a more sympathetic figure than his big-talking brother.

Robert Blagojevich still insists his brother is innocent.

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