Former Attorney Shows up to Wish Blagojevich Luck
The lead attorney at Rod Blagojevich's first trial walked into the courtroom where the ex-governor's retrial is under way to wish his former client luck.
Sam Adam Jr. showed up just before proceedings began Wednesday. He shook hands with Blagojevich and gave one of the ousted governor's new attorneys a hug.
During the first trial, Adam's courtroom style led to clashes with Judge James Zagel and raised the ire of prosecutors.
Current defense attorney Sheldon Sorosky turned to prosecutors sitting nearby on Wednesday and joked that Adam would be giving the opening statement for the defense.
Jury selection hasn't finished, and Zagel has said openings could take place Monday.