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Thursday, December 01, 2011

US Attorney's Office Asks For 15-20 Years of Prison for Blagojevich | Is It Excessive or Fair?

Rod Blagojevich is not the most corrupt politician in Illinois.  There are several currently or recently in elected office, many yet to be charged, who are more experienced at corruption to enrich themselves or their cronies.

However, if the U.S. Attorney's Office get their wish, Blagojevich will be the most punished by asking for 15-20 year sentence for his recent convictions in a retrial.

Defense attorneys have countered with their own response, but it will be up to the federal judge in the case to determine the sentence for Blagojevich.

Some say Blago should pay a steeper price given that he followed another governor with a similar problem and should have known better.

Others say Blago has been punished already by being ousted as governor and he should be sentenced to some prison time, but not more than a few years.

What is fair and reasonable?


Anonymous said...

And what do the rest of the crooks get? OBAMA,JJ JR, Axelrod etc?

Anonymous said...

Since we now have a double standard...hate crimes etc, where we read the accused minds and give out harsher sentences...I say any LEO or public sector employee involved in a crime should get a 5x sentence. Blago should get life or be executed.

Anonymous said...

I would like to see consistency.

the problem with the Blago convictions are that he's just a pansy in a much wider culture of corruption.

I want to see Daley, Weisner, Madigan (both Lisa and Mike) and those types get nailed.

They should all get life in prison.

Anonymous said...

because of an elected official's position, betraying the public trust should be punished severely. I'll shed no tears for blago.

Anonymous said...


He still doesn't get it !!