Feds Demand Up To 20 Years For Blagojevich

Law360, Chicago (November 30, 2011, 2:28 PM EST) -- Prosecutors told an Illinois federal judge on Wednesday that former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich should be sentenced to 15 to 20 years in prison for his convictions on bribery, wire fraud and other corruption charges.

In their sentencing memorandum, government attorneys said such a prison term would be sufficient but not harsher than necessary, given the damage Blagojevich caused to the integrity of Illinois government and the need to deter others from committing similar crimes.

The former governor is set to be sentenced Dec. 6 by...
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