Blagojevich lawyers file appeal before midnight deadline

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Lawyers for convicted former Governor Rod Blagojevich filed a long-awaited appeal of his conviction late Monday night, an hour before a midnight deadline set by the appellate court.

The 91-page appeal claims Judge James Zagel made rulings on evidence that favored the prosecution during the trial.


It also says Zagel’s instructions to the jury improperly explained how bribery and fraud laws relate to political dealings.

Blagojevich was sentenced to 14-years.

Federal prosecutors have until August 14 to file a response.

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1 Comment

  • heybuddm

    Hopefully he stays where he belongs. Bet he's not so uppity now ! Typical Chicago politician. Can you say kitchen help !

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