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Patti Blagojevich Expresses Outrage Over Schock Case

"I cannot even wrap my head around this," Patti Blagojevich wrote on social media



    President Trump Considers Commuting Blagojevich's Sentence

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    (Published Friday, Aug. 9, 2019)

    After President Donald Trump suggested last month he might commute the 14-year prison term of Rod Blagojevich, the former Illinois governor's wife, Patti Blagojevich, spoke about how she was hopeful.

    But then no commutation happened.

    Now that former Congressman Aaron Schock, who originally was charged with wire and mail fraud, tax evasion, and more, received a deal with no jail time, Patti Blagojevich is speaking out again.

    On Thursday afternoon, she expressed her outrage on Twitter, writing: "I cannot even wrap my head around this-six months of probation vs. 14 years for Rod."

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    (Published Friday, Aug. 16, 2019)

    She also asked "where is the outrage" and tagged Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Gov. J.B. Pritzker and the Illinois GOP delegation.

    Once Trump announced he was considering letting Blagojevich out of prison early, the Illinois GOP delegation forwarded a letter to Trump voicing their disagreement. They said doing so "sets a dangerous precedent and goes against the trust voters place in elected officials."

    None of the Illinois GOP Congressional delegation has reacted to the feds dismissing criminal charges against Schock. He has agreed to pay more than $40,000 in back taxes and reimburse his campaign committee nearly $68,000.

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