Blagojevich appeal http://wuis.org en Prosecutors respond to Blagojevich Appeal http://wuis.org/post/prosecutors-respond-blagojevich-appeal <p>Prosecutors have filed a response to Rod Blagojevich's corruption conviction appeal. &nbsp;</p><p>The 169-page government filing submitted late Tuesday urges the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reject the imprisoned former governor's request for a new trial. &nbsp;</p><p>Defense lawyers filed the appeal on the Illinois Democrat's behalf in July. It asks the Chicago-based appellate court to toss his convictions or at least reduce his 14-year prison sentence. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 12:37:30 +0000 Associated Press 12925 at http://wuis.org Prosecutors respond to Blagojevich Appeal