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Patti Blagojevich Unhappy with Appeal Delays

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Disgraced former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich kisses his wife Patti during a news conference outside his home March 14, 2012 in Chicago. Blagojevich must report to a federal prison in Colorado by tomorrow, to start serving a 14-year term he received for his conviction on numerous counts of fraud and corruption including attempting to sell the vacant U.S. Senate seat held by then Senator Barack Obama.    (Photo by Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Disgraced former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich kisses his wife Patti during a news conference outside his home March 14, 2012 in Chicago. Blagojevich must report to a federal prison in Colorado by tomorrow, to start serving a 14-year term he received for his conviction on numerous counts of fraud and corruption including attempting to sell the vacant U.S. Senate seat held by then Senator Barack Obama. (Photo by Frank Polich/Getty Images)

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CHICAGO (AP) — The wife of imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says she isn’t happy with delays in the appeal of her husband’s convictions.

Former Illinois first lady Patti Blagojevich tells WFLD-TV that the process is “incredibly frustrating” and that the Blagojevich children miss their father.

In March, Blagojevich began serving a 14-year-old sentence on 18 corruption convictions, which included charges he sought to sell or trade President Barack Obama’s old U.S. Senate seat for campaign cash or a job.

WFLD reports that transcripts from his two trials haven’t yet been completed for the appellate court. Last month, the court reporter filed a request for an extension to get those finished.

Patti Blagojevich says her husband’s appeal can’t really begin until their appellate lawyer can review the transcripts.

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