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Blagojevich Ordered To Report To Prison In March

CHICAGO (December 13, 2011)--U.S. District Judge James Zagel agreed Tuesday to allow former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to report to prison March 15 after Blagojevich was previously ordered to begin serving his 14-year term on Feb. 16.

He was convicted of corruption charges including allegations that he tried to sell or trade an appointment to President Barack Obama's vacated Senate seat.

Blagojevich's attorneys asked for more time so he could help his family move into a new home.

Zagel also agreed to recommend that Blagojevich be sent to the Englewood prison in Colorado.

Federal prison officials have the final say.

Attorney Sheldon Sorosky says he isn't sure why Blagojevich wants that prison; he says the Blagojevich family isn't moving to Colorado.


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