Feds: Keep Blagojevich in prison
Federal prosecutors are asking a U.S. Court of Appeals to leave Rod Blagojevich in prison.
The ex-governor is appealing his multiple convictions for official corruption and his 14-year prison sentence.
Tuesday, the U.S. Attorney’s office filed a 169-page response to the Blagojevich appeal; it asked the appeals court to reject Blagojevich’s request for a new trial.
Oral arguments on the appeal will now be scheduled; no timetable has been set yet, but it’s likely any appeals court ruling will take months.