Oprah Ticket Frees Woman From Blagojevich Jury

Pass to show taping is 'effing golden': Blago
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 28, 2011 3:20 PM CDT
Oprah Ticket Frees Woman From Blagojevich Jury
A ticket to an Oprah taping got a woman out of jury duty.   (AP Photo/OWN, George Burns)

Civic duty or Oprah? It was a pressing question in Rod Blagovejich’s retrial, after a prospective juror used her ticket to an Oprah taping as an excuse to avoid being seated. Lawyers from both sides agreed to let her slide. To be fair, it’s a pass to one of Winfrey’s last shows, notes the Chicago Tribune. So, would the former Illinois governor call it a golden ticket? “No, I think it’s effing golden,” he told a reporter. Opening statements are expected to begin Monday. Click to read about Blago's concern for his two daughters. (Read more Oprah Winfrey stories.)

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