CHICAGO (WKOW) -- Former Illinois Governor, Rod Blagojevich will head back to trail soon. However, federal prosecutors say they will not retry his brother, Tennessee businessman Robert Blagojevich, on corruption charges.
Robert Blagojevich had been accused of scheming with his brother to sell or trade an appointment to President Barack Obama's old Senate seat and squeeze people for campaign donations.
However, last week a jury was deadlocked on the four counts against Robert Blagojevich and 23 of 24 counts against the former governor.
On Thursday, prosecutors said they made the decision based on the brother's less central role in the alleged schemes. Again though, they will retry Rod Blagojevich.
The hearing Thursday will also determine when a trial could be held.
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