Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has a new date to report to prison.Blagojevich will have to report to prison by March 15th, instead of mid-February. His defense attorneys said in court Tuesday that the date is based on when the family can sell their home on Chicago's North Side."
Rod Blagojevich’s sentencing hearing gets underway Tuesday. It came nearly six months after the ex-governor was convicted on 18 counts of corruption. Prosecutors asked U.S. District Judge James Zagel for 15 to 20 years in prison.
Updated 11/6/11 at 9:27 a.m.Ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich didn't say much as he left his Chicago home en route to his sentencing hearing in federal court Tuesday.Blagojevich was greeted by a crowd of media when he walked out of his house Tuesday.
Ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was scheduled to be sentenced in federal court this week after being found guilty on 18 corruption charges and was expected to join a long line of Illinois politicians that have served time behind bars. Some of those former Illinois politicians were Gov.
Tony Rezko, a key player in the corruption that took place under former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, was sentenced to 10-and-a-half years in prison. After court Tuesday, U.S. attorney Patrick Fitzgerald said he could not think of another sentence that was that harsh for a public corruption case.