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Blagojevich Sentencing Set for Dec. 6

By Chuck Sudo in News on Nov 8, 2011 2:00PM

Image Credit: Michael Brown

Now that the trial of Springfield power broker William Cellini is over, Judge James Zagel can get back to the business of sentencing former Gov. Rod Blagojevich to a prison term.

Zagel set Dec. 6 as the new date for Blagojevich's sentencing hearing. Zagel originally set the date for Oct. 6, but delayed it as he was also the presiding judge in the Cellini trial. Blagojevich attorney Sheldon Sorosky predicted Zagel would postpone the hearing out of fear it would taint the jury pool in the Cellini trial.

Sorosky also said Blagojevich is expected to testify in his own behalf during the sentencing hearing. Because that worked out so well during his retrial.

While the Cellini trial was ongoing, the Blagojevich camp has been asking supporters to write letters of support to present to Zagel.


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