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Tony Rezko to Appeal Corruption Conviction and Sentence




    Lawyers for convicted political fundraiser Tony Rezko plan to appeal his convictions and sentence.

    No formal appeal has been made yet, but attorneys filed a notice of appeal Tuesday with the federal district court in Chicago, according to the Associated Press.

    Rezko Gets 10 1/2 Years for Corruption

    [CHI] Rezko Gets 10 1/2 Years for Corruption
    Tony Rezko, who prosecutors portrayed as the Svengali-like gatekeeper of former Governor Rod Blagojevich?s inner circle, was sentenced Tuesday to 10-and-a-half years in prison. (Published Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012)

    Last month, Rezko was sentenced to 10 1/2 years in prison for his 2008 corruption conviction, after orchestrating a multi-million dollar scheme while serving as adviser and fundraiser to former Governor Rod Blagojevich.