After being convicted of 17 corruption charges last summer, former Illinois governor, Rod Blagojevich’s sentencing hearing began yesterday and his wife and daughter asked the judge to be lenient.
“Your honor, I ask you humbly with the life of my husband and the childhood of my daughters in your hands, be merciful,” Patti Blagojevich wrote to U.S. District Judge James Zagel in a letter read to the court by lawyer Aaron Goldstein.
Goldstein then read an excerpt from Amy Blagojevich’s letter to the judge. She also asked for mercy for her dad.
“I need my father,” she wrote. “I need him there for my high school graduation…. I’ll need him when my heart gets broken.”
Check out my exclusive interview with Blagojevich at the Celebrity Apprentice finale.
Murtz Jaffer is the world's foremost reality television expert and was the host of Reality Obsessed which aired on the TVTropolis and Global Reality Channels in Canada. He has professional writing experience at the Toronto Sun, National Post, TV Guide Canada, TOROMagazine.com and was a former producer at Entertainment Tonight Canada. He was also the editor at Weekendtrips.com.
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