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Blago Gets Surrender Date Extension




    Rod Blagojevich's attorneys on Tuesday requested a 30-day extension on the date the former governor must report to prison.

    Judge James Zagel granted the extension during a hearing at the Dirksen Federal Building. 

    Blago Requests Colorado Prison

    [CHI] Blago Requests Colorado Prison
    Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's attorneys asked that he serve his sentence at the Federal Correctional Institution in Englewood, Colo. (Published Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011)

    Blagojevich's new date is March 15.

    Blagojevich's attorneys also made a request for which prison he'll be sent to. They asked for the Federal Correctional Institution in Englewood, Colo.

    Blago Attorney Vows to Appeal

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    An upset Sheldon Sorosky said little to reporters as he leaves the Dirken Federal Building, but said he'll fight Rod Blagojevich's sentence in the appellate court. (Published Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012)

    The facility was described by Forbes several years ago as one of the 12 best places to do prison time. The prison, which holds former Enron chief Jeffrey Skilling, offers pool, ping pong and Foosball.

    Blagojevich was sentenced last week to 14 years in prison for corruption. Zagel agreed to recommend that Blagojevich serve his time at a low-security prison.