Skip to comments.Breaking: Blago gets 14 year sentence
Posted on 12/07/2011 11:23:23 AM PST by RobinMasters
Rod Blagojevichs sentencing started off with a surprise admission from his legal team that acknowledged the disgraced Illinois governor had engaged in corruption which was followed by a lengthy apology in which Blagojevich claimed he didnt realize that he was doing anything wrong. The strategy apparently impressed the judge only enough to reduce the potential sentence from 20 years, but still slammed Blagojevich with a 14-year sentence:
Disgraced former Gov. Rod Blagojevich was sentenced Wednesday to 14 years in prison after making a final plea for leniency, acknowledging his guilt and saying, I am unbelievably sorry.
I believe he did, in fact, accept [responsibility], U.S. District Judge James Zagel said in announcing how long Blagojevich should spend in prison after being convicted of 18 corruption charges that included attempting to sell or trade an appointment to fill the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the election of President Barack Obama.
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Human sacrifice to the Chicago Machine, now relocated to D.C.
Not that he didn’t deserve it.
I can’t wait to see his mug shot without his hair piece on.
No love lost for Rod. He is a product of his environment. The only thing is that 95% of elected officials in this country should be on the bus with him. How do any of them get away with it?
If they send him to Terre Haute he can be cellie with another former Illinois Governor George Ryan.
So Blago gets 14 years in the slammer, and Bernie walks. What a travesty this country is.
He deserves it but it’s a damned shame he won’t have obama jesse jackson jr as cell mates.
I guess the fun & games are over. He sure enjoyed being a celebrity. Now...not so much.
I just think this is pretty pointless. Why put the guy in jail for 14 years when plenty of street hoods get 1-3? It’s not like he’s going to commit this crime again. Save the prison space for someone who deserves it and let Blago go home.
I am not sure what blago did but 14 years is a long time.
He didn’t rat on Bammer and he’s going to the Slammer!
Watch “Boss” on Starz starring Kelsey Grammer to get a primer
on how “The Chicago Way” works.
It’s very timely in explaining what happened to Cain, Palin,
anyone who threatens “the Machine”.
I’m surprised that this series is allowed to be shown.
Can Obama give him an executive pardon at the end of his term?
>>I just think this is pretty pointless. Why put the guy in jail for 14 years when plenty of street hoods get 1-3?
In truth, he’ll never serve the 14 years. Blago will be pardoned before Obama leaves office, after spending less than a year in prison.
He’ll be out early in 2013.
I love seeing an anti-gun Brady mouthpiece go to jail. Almost as enjoyable as hearing about their demise.
Guess who Obama will "pardon" on his way out.
Unless, of course, Obama gets what he deserves ... Impeachment.
And Hussein is still squatting in the white hut.
The release will be conditional on keeping his mouth shut. He will not return to prison if he squeals, he will cease to breath and take nourishment