Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s resentencing Tuesday

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Blagojevich: 5 year anniversary

Five years after Rod Blagojevich was arrested for official corruption, his lawyers are preparing to present a case to get him out of prison.

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CHICAGO — It’s sentencing all over again for former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich.

US District Judge James Zagel will hear his case Tuesday, nearly five-years after he first handed the former governor a 14-year sentence.

Since that day, five of his 18 counts of corruption have been overturned.

Blagojevich is hoping his sentence can be reduced to five-years.

He will appear through a closed-circuit television link from his Colorado prison.

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