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Blagojevich expected to ask for mercy

Eight Forty-Eight turned to WBEZ’s criminal justice and legal affairs reporter Robert Wildeboer at the Dirksen Federal Building in downtown Chicago where the second day of Rod Blagojevich’s sentence hearing was underway. The ex-governor’s legal counsel Tuesday made their arguments for a short sentence. Though they admitted he was guilty of corruption, his attorneys asked for the court’s leniency. Wednesday, Blagojevich himself was expected to make his case. Then prosecutors will ask Judge James Zagel for a sentence that fits his convictions of 18 counts of corruption.

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