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Tony Rezko to Appeal Corruption Conviction and Sentence

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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.

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.

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