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Blagojevich convicted of trying to sell Obama’s Senate seat; Jonathan Hunt reports.
Illinois officials seek to disbar former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, as he waits in a prison in Colorado for the news, whether President is Trump to commute his 14-year sentence on corruption charges.
The Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission a complaint against Blagojevich earlier this month, and requested a hearing before the disciplinary panel, the Chicago Tribune reported. The complaint cited the disgraced governor’s crime — which former President Barack Obama is trying to sell the vacant U.S. Senate seat.
The Illinois Supreme Court suspended Blagojevich the right to use the license for an indefinite period of time after his conviction in 2011 for a second trial on wire-fraud, bribery and attempted extortion charges.
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Lawyers for Blagojevich, 62, served the complaint on Aug were. 7, the day, Trump said he was considering commuting his sentence. Blagojevich has until Aug. 28 to respond to the complaint.
James Grogan, deputy administrator and chief counsel for the ARDC, said the Tribune, regulators must wait until the former governor’s appeal options have been exhausted, by state law prior to the beginning of the disbarment proceedings.
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“Unless you agree to essentially disbar themselves, we will have to wait,” Grogan, the paper said.
The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the former Governor of the appeal in April 2018.
Blagojevich Pepperdine University School of Law is a graduate in 1983, and was admitted to the Illinois bar a year later. His law career was short.
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He worked as an assistant Cook County state’s attorney, where he was assigned to traffic cases, before embarking on a career in politics.
He served as Governor from 2003 until he was indicted and removed from office in 2009. He could be eligible for parole in 2024 as quickly as possible.
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