Blagojevich's Attys Push For 'Lowest Sentence Possible'

Law360, Chicago (December 6, 2011, 10:03 PM EST) -- Lawyers for former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich made their final pleas for leniency Tuesday at their client's sentencing hearing, arguing his convictions on bribery and other corruption charges do not warrant the 15- to 20-year prison term prosecutors seek.

Aaron Goldstein of Kaplan & Sorosky Ltd., who represents the defendant, asked U.S. District Judge James B. Zagel for "the lowest sentence possible" for the ex-politician, who landed convictions on 18 criminal counts for lying to the FBI, orchestrating extortion plots while in office, and trying to...
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