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Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich Should Serve 30 Years to Life: Prosecutors

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Federal prosecutors want former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to serve 30 years to life for corruption.

Prosecutors said Wednesday that sort of lengthy sentence is appropriate under federal sentencing guidelines.

Blagojevich was found guilty of 17 corruption charges in June; his sentencing hearing is scheduled for Oct. 6.

The defense also gets a chance to say how long Blagojevich should serve, and attorney Sheldon Sorosky said on Wednesday he'll be asking for a "far, far, far, far lesser sentence."

The probation office looks at both sides and make it's recommendation. And then, it'll be up to Judge James Zagel, who considers the guidelines but is not bound by them.

 

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