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Blago Connection to be Sentenced This Month

Blago Connection to be Sentenced This Month

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A Chicago-area businessman convicted of bribery is to be sentenced this month, and federal prosecutors are asking the judge to take into consideration his alleged role in the Rod Blagojevich scandal.

Raghuveer Nayak wasn’t charged in the case of the imprisoned former governor, but he’s alleged to have offered to raise $1 million for Blagojevich’s campaign if he named then-Congressman Jesse Jackson Junior to President Barack Obama’s former U.S. Senate seat.

A government court filing says the sentencing judge should consider those allegations, arguing that Nayak “corrupted the political process.”

Nayak will be sentenced January 22nd for bribing doctors for referrals to surgery centers he owned.

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