Blagojevich lawyers make appeal

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Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich is appealing in conviction on political corruption charges.

His wife Patti said on her Facebook page she hopes people will take the time to read the 91-page appeal, calling it a “relief to finally get the truth out.”

Among the claims Blagojevich claims makes in his appeal is that federal Judge James Zagel made rulings favoring prosecutors.

He also claims jurors were wrongly instructed about bribery and fraud laws and how they pertained to “political deal-making.”


Blagojevich has already served a little more than a year of his sentence on political corruption charges.


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