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    Good news: Blago gets 14 years in prison

    The Chicago is reporting that Democrat Rod Blagojevich was just sentenced to 14 years in prison for his commission of 18 different felonies as governor of Illinois. His crimes all related to attempts to bestow government benefits, including the Senate seat vacated when Obama was elected president, in exchange for campaign contributions and other personal benefits. He joins Republican George Ryan, Blagojevich's predecessor, who is already behind bars for similar misconduct. I love the fact that we have a US Attorney who is not afraid to prosecute these crimes as its the only way to rid this state of corruption.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/l...,1609506.story
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    and finally admitted he was guilty.............after spending all that money to prove he was innocent..................lawyers................. ..

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    nice.

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    He'll prob do a little over 10 years, the Feds will look for the most Comfortable Federal Prison for him, The one in Duluth MN isnt to bad with a bowling alley etc

    Yes he's behind bars but I will guarantee he wont see a day of hard time





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    Quote Originally Posted by Pops View Post
    He'll prob do a little over 10 years, the Feds will look for the most Comfortable Federal Prison for him, The one in Duluth MN isnt to bad with a bowling alley etc

    Yes he's behind bars but I will guarantee he wont see a day of hard time
    Actually, you're incorrect. One of my partners is a former assistant US attorney, and his wife actually represented Blago at the sentencing phase. He said that when the sentencing goes over ten years, the minimum security prisons are not an option. His most likely destination is Leavenworth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChitownHusker View Post
    Actually, you're incorrect. One of my partners is a former assistant US attorney, and his wife actually represented Blago at the sentencing phase. He said that when the sentencing goes over ten years, the minimum security prisons are not an option. His most likely destination is Leavenworth.

    Could be but I would be surprised. i would expect him to go to Oxford or Indiana. If he were to go to Leavenworth it would be at the prison camp being my guess





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    Quote Originally Posted by Pops View Post
    Could be but I would be surprised. i would expect him to go to Oxford or Indiana. If he were to go to Leavenworth it would be at the prison camp being my guess

    But the federal Bureau of Prisons, as a matter of policy, does not place a new inmate in a prison camp if his sentence is 10 years or more. There are exceptions, but that is the general rule. So, if the ex governor is sentenced to more than 10 years, he may have to serve at least a portion of his time in a more restrictive setting like a medium security federal prison.
    http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?sec...cal&id=8443439
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    Good, I am glad they threw the book at him. Maybe this will slow do the Chicago style politics.......then again maybe not.







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