Lawyer/novelist Was Blagojevich Prosecutor

Chicago-based author and attorney David Ellis' new novel is "The Wrong Man." Ellis was the House prosecutor in the impeachment trial of Gov. Rod Blagojevich in the Illinois Senate. We caught up with him after his appearance Saturday at Milwaukee's Mystery One Bookstore.

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