(Chicago, IL) — Federal judge James Zagel is refusing to reduce the 14-year sentence of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. His brother Robert Blagojevich says other people who have served the community got smaller sentences.
Blagojevich had sought to have some time taken off his term because five of the 18 counts on which he was convicted were tossed out by a federal appellate court. Blagojevich appeared via video fom the Colorado prison where he’s serving time for corruption. He wept during his testimony and apologized for his actions, but Judge Zagel said the same sentence will apply.
Robert Blagojevich says there’s a need for criminal justice reform.
Robert Blagojevich complained about why the sentence remained at 14 years.
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