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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.