Judge James Zagel has agreed to recommend Blagojevich for a drug treatment program when he starts his 14-year prison sentence for corruption in March.
The feds say Bill Cellini tried to shakedown a Hollywood producer for campaign cash for then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
The commission found El-Amin didn’t properly account for tens of thousands of dollars in contributions and expenses and treated campaign accounts like a cash machine.
Prosecutors say ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich received a fair trial this year and his convictions should stand.
Attorneys claim the Blagojevich was deprived the “presumption of innocence.”
There’s much work to be done to reform government and politics in Illinois, according to a former state lawmaker.
Lawyers for Rod Blagojevich have taken what could be a step toward appealing the former Illinois governor’s recent convictions.
Judge James Zagel said a verdict will be read Monday afternoon.
There’s still no sign the jurors are simply choosing to take their time or that they’re struggling to reach consensus.
One suspect is in custody.