Blagojevich Trial in Its Final Arguments

By WEEK Producer

July 26, 2010 Updated Jul 26, 2010 at 10:55 PM CDT

The prosecution began its final arguments in the corruption trial of former Governor Rod Blagojevich Monday.

Blagojevich brought his two daughters , ages 7 and 14, to court to hear prosecutors allege the ex-Governor is not only a crook, he's an unsuccessful one.

Defense Attorneys have argued that Blagojevich "never made a dishonest dime" while he was Governor, but prosecutors say that wasn't for lack of trying.

"The law doesn't require you to be a successful crook, it just requires you to be a crook," said Prosecutor Chris Niewoehner.

Monday the prosecution did drop one criminal count against Robert Blagojevich, the former Governor's brother and co-defendant.

It's now expected that the defense will begin their final statements Tuesday morning.

However late Monday, Sam Adam Jr., Defense Attorney, got into an argument with Judge James Zagle, telling the jury who the Prosecution did not call as witnesses.

Zagle forbid that; Adam said he wouldn't obey, even though Zagle threatened him with jail time.

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