Jump over the site's section navigation.

Patty Blagojevich frustrated by slow appeal process

Wed, 08 Aug 2012 10:48:12 CDT
By: AP


The wife of imprisoned former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich says she isn't happy with delays in the appeal of her husband's convictions. Former Illinois first lady Patti Blagojevich says the process is "Incredibly frustrating," and the Blagojevich children miss their father. In March, Blagojevich began serving a 14-year-old sentence on 18 corruption convictions, which included charges he sought to sell or trade President Barack Obama's old US Senate seat for campaign cash or a job. Transcripts from his two trials haven't yet been completed for the appellate court. Last month, the court reporter filed a request for an extension to get those finished. Patti Blagojevich says her husband's appeal can't really begin until their appellate lawyer can review the transcripts.

Support Your Public Radio Station