Feds: Keep Blagojevich in prison

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Federal prosecutors are asking a U.S. Court of Appeals to leave Rod Blagojevich in prison.

The ex-governor is appealing his multiple convictions for official corruption and his 14-year prison sentence.

Tuesday,  the U.S. Attorney’s office filed a 169-page response to the Blagojevich appeal; it asked the appeals court to reject Blagojevich’s request for a new trial.

Oral arguments on the appeal will now be scheduled; no timetable has been set yet, but it’s likely any appeals court ruling will take months.

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  • joe

    Blago took zero money, 14 years. JJ Jr. and wife took almost a millon$$$. they get a slap on the wrist.
    Jr. learned from Blago, keep your mouth shut and show some remorse.

  • bobhamiltonchicago

    Blago was the most corrupt person to ever serve as Governor of Illinois. The damage he caused by failing to act on the pension fraud alone, will take decades to fix. He should have been given a minimum 40 years in jail. The state didn't use 95% of the evidence it had on him. The death of two of his henchmen also saved him from decades more in jail. While it is clear that his mental problems made things worse for him, that is not an excuse to commit those crimes.

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