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.
The man who was Rod Blagojevich’s chief of staff when the former governor was arrested for trying to sell a U.S. Senate seat has been sentenced to 10 days in jail for his role in Blagojevich’s corruption case.
Count former Republican Gov. Jim Edgar among those who feel the protracting GOP Primary campaign could hurt the party.
On the day former Gov. Rod Blagojevich began serving his prison sentence, his father-in-law, Ald. Richard Mell (3rd) said the two have reconciled, nearly seven years after a public and nasty falling-out.
A “rude awakening to change in life.” That’s how Scott Fawell, who spent 4 ½ years in prison, describes the first hours former Gov. Rod Blagojevich will face now that he’s begun his 14-year prison sentence.
While one ex-governor heads off to federal prison, another is still there, pinning his hopes for an early release on a long-shot before the U.S. Supreme Court.