“Federal prosecutors argue Rod Blagojevich could serve 30 years to life in prison, sources say — a sentencing range that will be bitterly disputed by the former governor’s defense lawyers.
Blagojevich attorney Sheldon Sorosky called the government’s numbers “harsh and cruel” Wednesday, but said he wouldn’t discuss them. The prosecution’s calculation was submitted in private. Sorosky said the defense would put forth its own version that is a far cry from the government’s.
“We are preparing a submission to Judge Zagel, which is far, far, far under those draconian and harsh and cruel numbers,” Sorosky said. “We are making our own guideline calculation which is fair and based on facts and the evidence at trial.”
I am a proud far Right Conservative but based on the facts of the Government’s case against Blago, “Where’s the beef?”
What was bought??
What was sold??
Who bought it??
Where’s the payoff??
In my opinion, Blago was a slimey political weasel, but I certainly don’t think that the Government proved their case.
At one time, I had a lot of respect for Patrick Fitzgerald. But with his case against Gov. George Ryan and “Scooter” Libby and now Blago, I don’t.