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Patti Blagojevich At Husband's Appeal

Fri, 13 Dec 2013 10:51:57 CST
By: AP

The wife of imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is attending a Chicago hearing to hear oral arguments in her husband's appeal. Patty Blagojevich showed up at the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals as lawyers prepared to argue for and against tossing the ex-governor's corruption convictions. She took a seat in a front row and hugged one of her husband's defense attorneys. Several FBI agents and prosecutors who investigated her husband sat nearby. Convicts typically aren't permitted to attend such hearings and the two-term governor wasn't present. The 56-year-old remains in a Colorado prison serving a 14-year sentence. Rod Blagojevich's lawyers are hoping to at least win a reduction in the Chicago Democrat's sentence, which is one of the longest ever imposed for political corruption in Illinois.

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