A federal appeals court has thrown out some of the convictions against former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, and tossed out his 14-year prison sentence.
Former Illinois Gov. Dan Walker, who spent four tumultuous years in the governor’s office and nearly 18 painful months as an inmate in federal prison, died Wednesday. He was 92.
Robert Blagojevich said he has written to his brother in prison, and even tried to visit the former governor as he serves his 14-year sentence in Colorado, but Rod Blagojevich has refused to see his older brother, or respond to written letters. Though the two remain estranged, Robert said he hopes to reconnect with his brother.
Prosecutors responding to a new argument in Rod Blagojevich’s appeal say the former governor’s lawyers have misrepresented a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in another case.
Rod Blagojevich’s lawyers have submitted an additional argument on why an appeals court in Chicago should overturn the convictions of the imprisoned former governor.
Blagojevich’s attorneys want the court to toss his corruption convictions or at least agree to slash years off his 14-year prison term, which is one of the longest ever imposed for political corruption in a state where four of the last seven governors have ended up in prison.
Rod Blagojevich’s lawyers laid out a final set of arguments in writing before they step before appellate judges next week to argue that the imprisoned ex-governor deserves a new trial.
Prosecutors have responded to Rod Blagojevich’s appeal of his corruption conviction, challenging the notion that the behavior that landed the disgraced former Illinois governor behind bars was run-of-the-mill political horse-trading.
Lawyers for Rod Blagojevich filed an appeal just before a midnight deadline Monday that challenges the imprisoned former Illinois governor’s corruption conviction and 14-year prison term, including on grounds the trial judge allegedly committed a litany of errors.
Former Gov. George Ryan officially became a free man today, a day earlier than expected.
Patti Blagojevich marked the first year of her husband Rod Blagojevich’s first year in prison by posting a message to the former governor’s supporters on her Facebook page.
At last report from his attorneys, Blagojevich was about to begin working in the prison library last November, after starting out washing dishes like any other new inmate.
It was no secret former Gov. George Ryan would be leaving the federal prison in Terre Haute, Ind., on Wednesday to head to a Chicago halfway house, but he still managed to slip past dozens of reporters and photographers staked outside the prison.
Former Gov. George Ryan was set to be released from the federal prison in Terre Haute, Ind., on Wednesday, and transferred to a halfway house on the Near West Side early Wednesday to complete his sentence.
After serving six years for a corruption conviction, former Gov. George Ryan is due to be released this week to a Chicago halfway house.
The son of former Governor George Ryan was cited for drunken driving early Thursday after falling asleep at wheel in a fast food restaurant parking lot.
Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich has headed from the kitchen to the library at the federal prison in suburban Denver, as he continues his 14-year sentence for corruption charges.
A federal appeals court dealt another legal defeat to former Gov. George Ryan on Monday, denying his latest bid to get out of prison early.
A white, powdery substance sent to the suburban Denver prison where convicted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is being held wasn’t hazardous.
Rod Blagojevich’s lawyer said the former governor’s first two weeks in prison have been about what Blagojevich expected.