A tentative sentencing date has been set for former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, following his conviction on 17 counts during his corruption retrial this summer. U.S. District Judge James Zagel has set the hearing for October 6, 2011.
Zagel said Blagojevich’s sentencing hearing could last anywhere from two hours to two days, depending on the amount of evidence that the defense team presents.
Blagojevich was not present at Monday’s hearing, but lead defense attorney Sheldon Sorosky said the former governor will “absolutely” testify on his own behalf at sentencing.
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