Get HuskerMax™ on your iPhone. Click here for details. Get tickets for all home and away games here.
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Good news: Blago gets 14 years in prison

Hybrid View

  1. #1

    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
    "The distinctive mark of the Christian, today more than ever, must be love for the poor, the weak, the suffering." Pope John Paul II


  2. #2
    Husker Immortal
    CombatTargeteer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    126,364
    and finally admitted he was guilty.............after spending all that money to prove he was innocent..................lawyers................. ..

  3. #3
    Husker Fan

    Join Date
    Feb 2000
    Posts
    40,855
    nice.

  4. #4
    Society Crazy Indeed
    Pops's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    49,811
    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




  5. #5
    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.
    "The distinctive mark of the Christian, today more than ever, must be love for the poor, the weak, the suffering." Pope John Paul II


  6. #6
    Society Crazy Indeed
    Pops's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    49,811
    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




  7. #7
    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
    "The distinctive mark of the Christian, today more than ever, must be love for the poor, the weak, the suffering." Pope John Paul II


  8. #8
    Administrator
    Huskermedic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Location
    Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
    Posts
    21,850
    Good, I am glad they threw the book at him. Maybe this will slow do the Chicago style politics.......then again maybe not.


    Born a Nebraskan, raised a Nebraskan, will die a Nebraskan!! Go Big Red!



    Men of Israel, consider carefully what you intend to do to these men. Some time ago Theudas appeared, claiming to be somebody, and about four hundred men rallied to him. He was killed, all his followers were dispersed, and it all came to nothing. After him, Judas the Galilean appeared in the days of the census and led a band of people in revolt. He too was killed, and all his followers were scattered. Therefore, in the present case I advise you: Leave these men alone! Let them go! For if their purpose or activity is of human origin, it will fail. But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will only find yourselves fighting against God.” - Gamalie the Pharisee - Addressing the Sanhedrin regarding the new group called Christians
    "I support collecting more in taxes from people with high incomes who choose to actually pay taxes at lower tax rates than use lawyers and accountants to avoid taxes at higher tax rates," he wrote. "Some tax revenues at low tax rates is a heckuva lot better than no tax revenues at high tax rates." - Art Laffer (on 999 plan)








Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •