Chicago – Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is expected to address the court Wednesday in the second day of his sentencing phase.
Blagojevich, a Democrat, was accused of trying to profit as he considered whom to appoint to succeed Barack Obama when he vacated his Senate seat to move to the White House.
He was convicted of corruption in June after a jury returned 17 guilty verdicts against him.
Federal prosecutors are seeking a sentence of 15 to 20 years, but his lawyers have called it excessive and asked the judge for leniency on Tuesday even as they admitted for the first time that crimes were committed.
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