Blagojevich appeal

6:37 am
Wed November 13, 2013

Prosecutors respond to Blagojevich Appeal

Former Governor Rod Blagojevich mug shot.

Prosecutors have filed a response to Rod Blagojevich's corruption conviction appeal.  

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.  

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.  

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