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Sentencing hearing resumes for ousted Ill. Gov. Rod Blagojevich on his corruption convictions
CHICAGO (AP) ' The sentencing hearing for Rod Blagojevich has started its second day.
Prosecutor Reid Schar is making his presentation. The impeached Illinois governor is expected to address the judge Wednesday before learning his punishment for corruption convictions that include trying to sell an appointment to President Barack Obama's old Senate seat.
Blagojevich's attorneys admitted for the first time Tuesday that he is guilty of corruption and accepts the verdicts against him, but said the sentence of 15 to 20 years prosecutors want is too harsh.
Experts had predicted Blagojevich, who long professed his innocence, would get a sentence of about 10 years. But a former fundraiser for Blagojevich recently got more than that.