Robert Blagojevich says brother is only guilty of ‘stupid talk’, loves him unconditionally

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Robert Blagojevich, brother of Rod Blagojevich, spoke with WGN Morning News on Wednesday to discuss the judge's decision not to re-sentence the former Illinois governor.

"There is a great disparity of justice here for my brother and other political officials who were already sentenced and released on charges, where they actually took money," Blagojevich said.

Blagojevich explained there is a disparity between his brother's sentence and the sentence of former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. He said Jackson Jr, who stole money from his campaign, only received a sentence of a year-and-a-half.

Blagojevich acknowledged he has not spoken to his brother Rod since the initial hearing. He explained he has visited the prison, but was unable to see his brother because his name was not on the visitors list.

"I've done everything I could to see my brother," Blagojevich said.

Blagojevich said his brother is not a bad person, but he is guilty of what he describes as "stupid talk."

"It's unfortunate the judge failed to have the compassion and humanity yesterday to give him some justice in reducing his sentence," Blagojevich said.


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