Rod Blagojevich resentencing August 9, 2016, Blagojevich apologizes for actions and weeps, Sentence upheld
Why did Patrick Fitzgerald and the US Justice Department wait until December 2008 to arrest Rod Blagojevich?”…Citizen Wells
“I believe I’m more pristine on Rezko than him.”…Rod Blagojevich
“Regardless of how this plays out, it benefits Obama. If there is no appeal or the appeal is denied, Blagojevich will be sequestered. If the appeal proceeds, it could drag out beyond impacting the 2012 election cycle. The intent is obvious.”…Citizen Wells, July 19, 2011
12:04 Closing arguments
12:15 Sentence upheld
From the Chicago Tribune.
“Blagojevich apologizes for actions, weeps at resentencing”
“Speaking without notes, Blagojevich said he had been too ambitious and recognized he erred by fighting too many battles in public.
“This can be a beginning to make amends for the past,” he said while looking directly into the camera.
The former governor said it pains him that his actions have hurt his family and blamed himself for putting his loved ones in that situation.
He said the last 4 1/2 years in prison “has put me closer to God.”
“I’m a very different person,” he said, concluding his remarks.
Moments earlier, Annie Blagojevich told U.S. District Judge James Zagel she talks every night with her father by phone. Blagojevich could be seen weeping during his daughter’s statement.”