Final brief filed to appeal Rod Blagojevich’s conviction
Lawyers for former governor Rod Blagojevich have made their last filings in hopes to get him a new trial.
Blagojevich is serving 14 years in prison for shakedowns, including trying to sell a Senate seat.
The new filing claims it was political horse-trading and that Judge James Zagel was biased.
Legal experts say Blagojevich might win a reduced prison term.
It’s the second-longest sentence ever given for corruption in Illinois.
A three-judge panel will hear the appeal on December 13.