Federal prosecutors got their man.
No, not former mob kingpin and murderer Whitey Bulger
Former Illinois governor Rob Blagojevich was convicted on 17 of 20 counts of misconduct stemming from his attempt to sell the state senate seat formerly held by President Barak Obama. “Blago” had been acquitted of the charges in an earlier trail. But prosecutors took another swing at the former governor and this time hit a home run. Blagojevich is facing 300 years in a federal prison. He is likely to serve 10-15.
So prosecutors spend their resources pursuing a politician who FAILED to do what politicians have been doing since Washington crossed the Delaware…sell power and influence.
“Blago” is going to jail while Wall Street executives and hedge fund managers who screwed America are going to the Hamptons.