Five years after Rod Blagojevich was arrested for official corruption, his lawyers are preparing to present a case to get him out of prison.
It was December 9, 2008, when the governor awoke to an early morning phone call, saying he was under arrest.
He was ultimately sentenced to 14-years in prison, for trying to exploit a Senate appointment for his personal benefit.
A federal appeals court begins hearing his appeal Friday.
Oral arguments could begin next week.
Blagojevich wants his convictions thrown out.
Some experts say he would do better, asking for a reduced sentence.