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Blagojevich attorneys to ask for retrial, reduced sentence

What happens today in a federal courtroom will determine whether Rod Blagojevich comes home from prison next year, or 13 years from now.

The ex-governor’s attorneys will ask an appeals court to overturn Blagojevich’s corruption convictions, and grant him a whole new trial.

Prosecutors and defense lawyers will have 30 minutes each to make their cases.

The defense claims that restricted wiretapped conversations will show, Blagojevich did not intend to profit personally from his official actions.

Michael Ettinger represented the governor’s brother Robert in the original trial.

Legal experts say the Blagojevich team would be smarter to accept the convictions, and ask only for a reduction in their client’s prison sentence.

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