Blagojevich Appeal



Lawyers for imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich are appealing his corruption convictions and 14-year prison sentence.
 
His lawyers filed the appeal less than an hour before a midnight deadline to do so. In June, defense attorneys citing the complicated issues involved received permission to file a longer-than-usual appeal.
 
Jurors convicted the 56-year-old Blagojevich for wide-ranging corruption, including his bid to profit from his power to appoint someone to the U.S. Senate seat Barack Obama vacated to become president.

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