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
The press has focused on the sale of the Senate seat, but his bigger crime was extorting money out of a Children’s Hospital by forcing them to use a consultant associated with another Obama buddy..Rezko. The lady Director of the hospital blew the whistle on them. The board which wouldn’t approve of the hospital plans was partly appointed by Obama with nominations made by Rezko. They all three should be in prison,,but Obama skates.
Vegas has the over/under set at 1/19/2013.
“...I still believe that Obama was up to his eyeballs in this....”
I do too. But not to worry. On his way out the door, Ø will pardon Blago and then, in a move never made by an occupant of the Oval Office, Ø will pardon himself. That would be to head off any legal actions that would have come his way once he vacates our House.
Yes, Obama can pardon him. It is my likely that he pardons Retzko, that is the guy who took the fall. Retzko was playing two schemes at once, Obama and Blago ... not the same schemes. Big mistake, Blago thought it was one in the same. Blago thought he was a Rham guy, in the end Rham gave Blago to the wolves
Illinois license plates should be cheap since they’re all made by their former governors.
Video cops in IL and go to jail for life.
I am surprised he hasn't flipped on Obamessiah and Dead Fish Emanuel. That said, give him a few good years of shower stall celebrity and he will be ready to sing like a canary.
What are you talking about?
Bump! Very pleasant thought.
Pelosi, Frank and Gorelick next in that order would be nice.
“Save the prison space for someone who deserves it and let Blago go home.”
Really? I disagree completely! What Blago did was far more serious than someone committing an ordinary crime. We are not going to stop the rampant crookedness of our political “class” until many of them do serious time for their public corruption. Blago will probably get a presidential pardon as Obama leaves office, so it’s quite likely that Blago won’t see the inside of a jail at all, particularly if his lawyers can keep him out on appeal. I just wish that the judge had taken him into custody at the sentencing today. Screw his family, he ( and his wife) knew what was up. His kids need to know that their father is a criminal.
Thank you for sharing the DU perspective. However, this is a conservative website where we don't feel sorry for criminal socialist Democrats who try to sell U.S. Senate seats to the highest bidder.
“What are you talking about?”
Get lost, billy boy! I’ll say it again. This is a waste of prison space!