Tag Archives: Blagojevich

How Blago got whacked (and Obama got away)

CHICAGO, December 8, 2011 ― If you didn’t know it was the Blagojevich saga, you might think it was a script for a “Goodfellas” sequel: An ambitious young man marries the daughter of a powerful Chicago political boss. The boss “makes” the man and gives him his start in the …

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Blagojevich hit with 14-year prison sentence

A contrite former Gov. Rod Blagojevich was sentenced Wednesday to 14 years in federal prison, capping one of the state’s worst political scandals and humbling a controversial and defiant figure who rode into office as a champion of reform. The sentence handed Blagojevich was the second-longest ever delivered in federal …

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Blagojevich Prosecutors Ask Judge To Bar Defense’s Wiretap Argument

CHICAGO — Prosecutors in Rod Blagojevich’s corruption case have asked a judge to bar defense attorneys from arguing at the former Illinois governor’s upcoming retrial that playing all the hundreds of hours of secret FBI recordings would prove his innocence. Blagojevich and his lawyers have complained for years that the …

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