Blagojevich’s Wife Complains About Sentence

CHICAGO (AP) — Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s wife has questioned her husband’s 14-year sentence compared with a ten-day term the same judge handed to an ex-Blagojevich aide.

In a recent Facebook posting, Patti Blagojevich says she “can’t help but wonder what planet we are on” where one person gets ten days and another 5,110 days.

She also asks, “How do you explain that to your children?”

Judge James Zagel sentenced former Blagojevich chief of staff John Harris last week on one count of conspiracy to commit bribery for helping Blagojevich try to sell President Barack Obama’s vacated Senate seat.

Zagel cited Harris’ decision to cooperate with prosecutors, including testifying at Blagojevich’s two trials.

Blagojevich faced more numerous allegations and jurors eventually convicted him of 18 counts.

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