One Man's Mission: Get Obama To Set Blagojevich FreeWith President Barack Obama’s final days in office winding down, one man has been on a mission to see to it former Gov. Rod Blagojevich gets his 14-year prison sentence commuted.
Blagojevich Supporters Plan Vigil To Ask For Commutation From ObamaAs President Barack Obama delivers his farewell address in Chicago next week, supporters of imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich plan to hold a vigil asking the president to commute Blagojevich’s 14-year corruption sentence.
Blagojevich Files New Appeal Of 14-Year Prison SentenceBlagojevich’s legal team faces a particularly steep battle, given that the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has already found that “it is not possible to call 168 months unlawfully high for Blagojevich’s crimes.”
Former Congressman Schock To Be Arraigned On Federal ChargesThe 35-year-old Republican is accused of using government and campaign money to subsidize a lavish lifestyle, as well as pocketing thousands of constituents' dollars. Prosecutors say he hosted Washington tours and meet-and-greets, charged a fee and kept some of the cash.
Portage Mayor, Lake County Sheriff Indicted For CorruptionPortage Mayor James Snyder and Lake County Sheriff John Buncich have been indicted on public corruption charges in connection to towing companies in northwest Indiana.
Rod Blagojevich Gets 14 Years Again At ResentencingA federal judge declined to reduce Rod Blagojevich’s 14-year prison sentence Tuesday, despite the former governor’s apology from prison.
Blagojevich To Appear For Resentencing Via Video ConferenceFormer Gov. Rod Blagojevich will not be in the courtroom next month when a federal judge resentences him on 13 corruption convictions.
Federal Prosecutors Say Blagojevich Doesn't Deserve LeniencyProsecutors want U.S. District Judge James Zagel to reinstate Blagojevich’s original 14-year prison sentence at a hearing next month.
Prosecutors Want Blagojevich To Serve Full Original SentenceFederal prosecutors are asking a judge to order former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to serve his entire 14-year prison term when he returns to court for resentencing next month, but his attorneys want about nine years lopped off his sentence.
Supreme Court Rejects Blagojevich Appeal AgainThe U.S. Supreme Court has again denied to hear former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's appeal of his corruption convictions.
Ex-CPS Chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett Pleads Guilty To Kickback SchemeFormer Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett has pleaded guilty to a bribery scheme to steer more than $23 million in no-bid contracts to a former employer for $2.3 million in bribes and kickbacks.
Appeals Court Won't Delay Blagojevich ResentencingA federal appeals court has declined former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s request to delay his resentencing while he prepares to take his case to the U.S. Supreme Court.