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Will Blagojevich Get A Shorter Sentence?

Rod Blagojevich and his wife Patti speak to reporters following his corruption conviction on May 5, 2011.
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Rod Blagojevich and his wife Patti speak to reporters following his corruption conviction on May 5, 2011.

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich has been pursuing an appeal of his corruption conviction and 14-year prison sentence. On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court said it would not take up the case.

Joining us to talk about that is Natasha Korecki, Politico’s top reporter in Illinois. She covered the Blagojevich trials for the Chicago Sun-Times.Politico's Natasha Korecki talks to Brian Mackey about the past, present and future of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

Korecki has written about whether Blagojevich might get time off his sentence. In the following web-only conversation, we talk about that and a lawsuit targeting Obama's role in the Blagojevich case:WEB EXTRA: Natasha Korecki explains why Blagojevich might get a reduced prison sentence. She also talks about a lawsuit trying get a government report on the FBI's Blagojevich-era interview of then-President-elect Barack Obama.

Will Blagojevich Get A Shorter Sentence?

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Brian Mackey covers Illinois state government and politics from the WUIS Statehouse bureau. He was previously A&E editor at The State Journal-Register and Statehouse bureau chief for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. He can be reached at (217) 206-6020.
Brian Mackey
Brian Mackey formerly reported on state government and politics for NPR Illinois and a dozen other public radio stations across the state. Before that, he was A&E editor at The State Journal-Register and Statehouse bureau chief for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.