Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich wanted to hire an unemployed attorney he met in line at Starbucks to become the state's chief legal counsel, according to a series of letters filed in court that paint an unflattering picture of the imprisoned governor. The letters were written in support of Blagojevich's former chief of staff, John Harris, as a federal judge sentenced Harris.
John Harris, the former chief of staff to Gov. Rod Blagojevich, was sentenced to 10 days in prison today by a federal judge who took note of the ex-governor's "mental instability."
- Blagojevich’s Former Top Aide Gets 10 Days In Jail [CBS Chicago]
- 10 Days in Prison for Blago Aide [Fox Chicago]
- Ex-Blago aide gets 10 days after telling judge, 'I lost my way' [Chicago Tribune]
- Blago aide gets 10-day sentence for corruption [ABC-7]
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Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich
With her husband recently reporting to prison, Patti Blagojevich has taken the family home off the market. "Patti believes it's best for [daughters] Amy and Annie to avoid the stress of showing a house during a time which has already been filled with so much upheaval," said Glenn Selig, the family's spokesman and publicist.
After a goodbye tour that stretched from Ravenswood Manor neighborhood to the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Rod Blagojevich turned, waved and disappeared yesterday behind the gates of a federal prison.
- Rod Blagojevich begins 14-year sentence at a Colorado federal prison [Sun-Times]
- Blagojevich leaves Chicago for 14-year prison term [ABC-7]
- Blago Attorneys: Hard to Say Goodbye [Fox Chicago]
Amid a crush of media and well-wishers, ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich left his Ravenswood Manor home on the North Side early this morning for a prison cell in Colorado.
- Blagojevich leaves home, heading for prison [Daily Herald]
- Blagojevich leaves home to report to Colorado prison [Chicago Sun-Times]
- Prison job, tedium await former governor Rod Blagojevich [USA TODAY]
- Convicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich steps off plane in Denver, headed for prison [Washington Post]