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Jurors in Blagojevich trial ask for transcripts

CHICAGO (AP) - Jurors deliberating for a third day at the corruption trial of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich have asked if it is possible to receive transcripts of witness testimony.

Judge James Zagel told attorneys Friday that he'd say jurors could receive specific transcripts of specific testimony, and that compiling transcripts would take time.

Blagojevich attorney Sheldon Sorosky alluded to the fact that only the prosecution presented witnesses.  He told Zagel that providing all transcripts would amount to presenting the entire
prosecution again.

Blagojevich has pleaded not guilty to charges that include trying to sell or trade the nomination to President Barack Obama's old Senate seat.

Zagel also dismissed a mistrial motion filed by the defense.
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