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Blagojevich gets 14 years

  1. couturepopcafe profile image60
    couturepopcafeposted 5 years ago

    He got 3 sentences - 168 months, 60 months, and 36 months to be served concurrently.

    Is it too much or not enough?  Law says he must serve 85%.  That's 11 years and 9 months. He doesn't have to report to prison until Feb.16, 2012.

    1. Greek One profile image77
      Greek Oneposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Blagojevich for President!!!....




      in 2028

      1. couturepopcafe profile image60
        couturepopcafeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Don't kid around like that.  Now I'm really scared.

    2. AEvans profile image67
      AEvansposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      All politicians are corrupt. I really did not follow the entire situation so I honesty cannot answer that question appropriately. I am sure he will be up for parole in a few years, it normally happens that way.

      1. psycheskinner profile image81
        psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Being both corrupt and stupid is really rubbing it in, though.

        As it happens he absolutely has to serve 80% of the 14 years, so a good stretch.

    3. LookingForWalden profile image61
      LookingForWaldenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Is this a fed case? Where I live you only have to do 50% of the time for nonviolent crimes.

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      Brenda Durhamposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      His lack of respect for the law and the Constitution was horrid, so maybe justice was served via his sentencing.
      I still think he was a scapegoat too, though.  Someone profited politically even after he was exposed for his crime.

      1. Ralph Deeds profile image71
        Ralph Deedsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Fourteen years a little stiff to me. Gingrich only had to pay a fine of $450,000 for his violations, and he's a much bigger crook than Blagojevich.

        1. Mighty Mom profile image90
          Mighty Momposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Which brings us back to Greek One's point.
          Blogojevich for president.
          Hey, if Gingrich can run, so can Blaggy. lol

          Seriously, you've got to be either really stupid, really arrogant, or both, to get taken down in Chicago. I mean, they bend way, way, way over backwards to accommodate "creative" politicking there...

  2. WriteAngled profile image92
    WriteAngledposted 5 years ago

    Hah! I thought this thread was about a Yugoslav war criminal,

    now I see it is just about a US politician I have never heard of...

    1. LookingForWalden profile image61
      LookingForWaldenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      What's a Yugoslav war criminal... big_smile

      1. WriteAngled profile image92
        WriteAngledposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I lived out there for 5 years from 1979

        Felt the daily xenophobia and saw the s__t coming and luckily managed to get out before things got really bad.

    2. couturepopcafe profile image60
      couturepopcafeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Welcome to America.  (Tongue in Cheek)

      1. psycheskinner profile image81
        psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        He did sell Obama's seat when he became president--so I think that might verge on of international interest.

 
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