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Blago steps up to microphone, again

Wed, 14 Mar 2012 06:16:23 CDT
By: AP




Rod Blagojevich on his last full day of freedom will do what he loved doing as governor and in defending himself unsuccessfully against corruption charges. He will step up to a microphone and talk. Blagojevich is scheduled to deliver a last statement today, a day before he lands behind bars. The 55-year-old is due to report to a prison tomorrow to begin serving a 14-year sentence. His announcement that he will make a statement said it would start precisely at 5:02, enabling prime time news to lead with his remarks. Attorneys for the disgraced governor have said he wants to depart in a dignified way, without a media frenzy. Although that fueled speculation he'd try to slip out of Chicago undetected, his spokesman says Blagojevich never entertained that idea.

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