Prosecutors have filed a response to Rod Blagojevich’s corruption conviction appeal. The 169-page government filing urges the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reject the imprisoned former governor’s request for a new trial.
Defense lawyers appealed in July, asking the hicago-based appellate court to toss his convictions or at least reduce his 14-year prison sentence. With prosecutors’ response in, oral arguments on the appeal could be scheduled soon. A ruling on the appeal by the three-judge panel could happen within several months.
The former governor was convicted of corruption … including trying to sell the U-S Senate seat vacated by now-President Obama.