He won’t be tried at all since this is part of a plea deal and the court is in Washington, D.C. Now he’s waiting for a judge to sentence him and the U.S. Attorney’s office is asking for a sentence between 46 and 57 moknths. Looks like he may actually go down and serve some real time, his wife, too. All of that raises the question, “Who did he PO and why?”
As to your "?s" they are good ones.
Since there’s no parole in the Federal system anymore, he should serve about 80% of his sentence, which will be 3-4 years.
What happened to the money? My guess is he’s grafted much more than this over the years, as he grew up with an expert at doing things like this.
The handwritting was on the wall when he outbid Barack Obama on the Michael Jackson underpants.
All of that raises the question, Who did he PO and why?
It looks like everyone involved in the scandal to sell Obama’s senate seat, who wasn’t in Obama’s camp, such as Jarrett and Donnelly, is either in jail or going there.
Blago’s in jail. Raghuveer Nayak, who raised the money for Jessie to buy the seat, testified against Blago and helped send him to jail in exchange for immunity. However, the Feds got around that by charging him on unrelated tax evasion and mail fraud charges a couple years later. Now, they’ve found some other stuff to charge JJJ with to tie up that loose end.
So, I think it all goes back to that. Obama holds a grudge that the incompetent branch of the Chicago political mob got themselves caught trying to sell HIS seat when they should have known that Blagojevich was under surveillance. They dragged his name into the scandal, and endangered some of his close associates by getting caught talking about negotiations with them on the wiretaps too. He is getting payback for that.