• Court Rejects Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's Appeal to Reduce Prison Sentence

    7 days ago - By Time

    A federal court took just three days to reject the appeal of imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, dashing one of the Democrat's last hopes of getting out of prison before he has served his full 14-year sentence for corruption.
    The unanimous ruling Friday by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago dismissed arguments that the trial judge should have reduced the 60-year-old's prison term at an August resentencing because of his good behavior during five years behind bars.
    During the original 2011 sentencing, Judge James Zagel berated Blagojevich, saying he had “torn and...
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  • Court upholds Blagojevich's prison sentence

    7 days ago - By Chicago Business

    The former governor argued that his 14-year term for corruption should be cut because of his good behavior behind bars.
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  • Appeals court denies Blagojevich request for 3rd sentencing

    7 days ago - By WGN TV

    CHICAGO - A federal court has taken just three days to reject the appeal of imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich seeking a third sentencing. The unanimous ruling Friday by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago dismissed arguments that the Democrat's trial-court judge should have reduced his 14-year prison term for corruption because of his good behavior behind bars. The written opinion from the three-judge panel says, “Blagojevich's treatment of fellow inmates may show that outside of [...]
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  • Ex-Illinois Governor Blagojevich's 14-year prison term upheld

    7 days ago - By Reuters

    A federal appeals court on Friday rejected former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich's bid to shorten his 14-year prison sentence in a public corruption case.
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  • Federal appeals court upholds former Gov. Blagojevich's 14-year prison term

    7 days ago - By Chicago Tribune

    With unusual speed, a federal appeals court in Chicago upheld former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's 14-year prison sentence just three days after holding oral argument on the case. More to come
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