Blagojevich Says Goodbye Before Prison -- CNN
Chicago (CNN) -- Crowded by sign-wielding supporters, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich made what's expected to be his final speech before he heads to Colorado to start a 14-year prison sentence on a corruption conviction.
"This is the hardest thing I've ever had to do," he told the crowd. "But this is the law and we follow the law."
Blagojevich was convicted of corruption in June 2011 after a jury returned 17 guilty verdicts against him. Among other allegations, he was accused of trying to profit as he considered whom to appoint to take Barack Obama's open Senate seat.
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Update: Blagojevich On Going To Prison: ‘Hardest Thing I’ve Ever Had To Do’ -- CBS News Chicago
My Comment: He still believes that he has done nothing wrong. OK .... I am sure the parole board is going to be swayed by his argument. Otherwise .... I wish him the best (yeah right) for the next few years.