Blagojevich on ‘Apprentice’ Worries Prosecutors

By Andrew Gauthier 


Good luck trying to shut up Rod Blagojevich, the former Illinois governor, future criminal defendant and current celebrity contestant on NBC’s “The Apprentice.”

Prosecutors asked a judge on Monday to order Blagojevich, who is in New York shooting the reality program, not to talk during the show about evidence likely to come up in his trial next year on charges he tried to sell President Barack Obama‘s former U.S. Senate seat and abused his office.


Blagojevich, who has pleaded not guilty, faces up to 30 years in prison.

Since his arrest last year, Blagojevich has made the rounds of New York television chat and news shows to maintain his innocence and he hosts a Chicago radio show, where he insists he is the “anti-Nixon” anxious to have the truth come out. More…