December 4th, 2009
06:40 PM ET
11 months ago

Laptops stolen from Blagojevich's lawyers

Eight laptop computers were stolen from lawyers representing former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
Eight laptop computers were stolen from lawyers representing former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

Washington (CNN) - Eight laptop computers were stolen Friday morning from the offices of attorneys representing former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, the Chicago Police Department confirmed to CNN.

It is unclear if any of the laptops contained information regarding Blagojevich's federal corruption trial.

The U.S. attorney's office in Chicago had no comment on the case. The FBI is not involved in the investigation, according to FBI spokesman Ross Rice.

Chicago Police spokesman Veejay Zala said he was unable to comment in detail about the case, because it is still being investigated.


Filed under: Rod Blagojevich
soundoff (17 Responses)
  1. Harold

    Of COURSE Blagovitche's information goes missing, If I were in his position, I would get someone to "steal" my information too.

    December 4, 2009 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  2. C. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    The FBI don't care and neither do I, get lost.

    December 4, 2009 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  3. Oh Boo Hoo

    Who cares, Blago is a tool anyway.

    December 4, 2009 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  4. Jane/Seattle

    Wrong or right this may be one key to getting at some truth! Remember how Jim McDermott was so badly targeted legally for years over the tape recording that proved what a snake Newt Ginrich is/was! Sometimes if this system will not seek justice and honor, one mayneed to resort to the same sorts of trickery that these use against the citizenry. Peace

    December 4, 2009 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  5. TCM

    No doubt Holder, Emanuel and OBama were behind this; Blago has so much dirt on them....bucket loads...!!! Why was he silenced all of the sudden? CASH! that's how...and now, to ensure the dirt's never leaked, the laptops are stolen. Funny thing though, those Chicago gangsters...I'm sure Blago has copies in some very safe locations to ensure his own safety...

    December 4, 2009 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  6. Fitz in Texas

    Oh this should be good. Hopefully the public will get the information. Bet there is some information on those "progressive" Democrats that they sure don't want us knowing.

    December 4, 2009 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  7. 1st week of Advent is upon us...the first candle is symbolic : HOPE..

    Does this remind you of the guys in the file cabinets with the flashlight....dum dum dumm dum

    December 4, 2009 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  8. Texas Longhorn talks Truth

    You wouldn't have to look far to know who was behind that burglary.

    December 4, 2009 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  9. Bull

    The Chicago Machine at work? Do we smell a mistrial and dismissal coming down the road?

    December 4, 2009 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  10. Where are the new jobs?

    Too much of a coincidence........sounds like someone in the State Attorneys office was determined to get their hands on those computers.

    December 4, 2009 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
  11. Bill

    How convenient.

    December 4, 2009 09:57 pm at 9:57 pm |
  12. Phil Hayes

    Chicago corruption at its best.........can't stop laughing!!!

    December 4, 2009 10:11 pm at 10:11 pm |
  13. bobbymagee

    Maybe Blago's wife became a "thief" after learning all of the "survival" tactics on Reality TV!!

    December 4, 2009 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
  14. Fooled Again

    I wonder if any of those laptops had incriminating evidence on Obama?

    December 4, 2009 10:43 pm at 10:43 pm |
  15. gary davis harbor oregon

    he probably had them stolen to muddie up the water in his investigation .. the man should be in jail ,soon real soon ..:)

    how low will he go to get away with a crime?

    December 4, 2009 11:26 pm at 11:26 pm |
  16. Anonymous

    How convenient for you Blagojevich. Bet this leads to some interesting news later.

    December 4, 2009 11:36 pm at 11:36 pm |
  17. jules sand-perkins

    Anybody who has resided in the Windy City, as I did for four joyous years in college, recognizes such thefts as Chicago-style politics–no surprise in the Loop.
    If you can't get to Chicago to view their operations, it's been transplanted to Washington, DC, for a while. Just think of it as the Pieta on loan to a museum.

    December 5, 2009 08:12 am at 8:12 am |