Fundraiser A 

My Fight for Freedom and Justice

Introducing the Book


Fundraiser A is a criminal defendant’s gripping account of how he rose to the biggest challenge of his life and beat the odds of a 96 percent Department of Justice conviction rate to walk away with his freedom. It offers not only a previously untold story of a fascinating trial with well-known, colorful characters that captured the attention of the nation, but also a look at a universal relationship—brothers—as well as the theme of a David ordinary citizen facing the Goliath federal government. Those who enjoy legal thrillers, political dramas, family sagas, and all things Chicago will be especially interested in this memoir.

“Blago’s brother Rob wrote a book, and it’s really good.”
—Carol Felsenthal, Chicago magazine

Most people will recognize the name Robert Blagojevich as the brother of ill-fated Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich. But many don’t know why Robert came to work for his brother or how he came to be named as a defendant in the criminal trial accusing Rod of attempting to sell Barack Obama’s former Senate seat to the highest bidder after the presidential election of 2008. Now, Robert offers a brutally honest inside look at what it is like to face the full force and power of the federal government and maintain innocence in a high-profile criminal case.

Robert Blagojevich's tale is one of personal triumph tempered by harsh realities. Every American should read it and ponder the place at which the country has arrived.

Robert Blagojevich's tale is one of personal triumph tempered by harsh realities. Every American should read it and ponder the place at which the country has arrived.

Larry Larson

© 2016 Robert Blagojevich