Panel Recommends Disbarment for Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich

Panel Recommends Disbarment for Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich

CJICAGO (AP) – A panel of the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission has recommended former governor Rod Blagojevich’s suspended law license be permanently revoked.

The panel’s ruling Tuesday came a week after commission attorneys reminded the three-member panel about the incidents leading to Blagojevich’s conviction on corruption charges and his 14-year prison sentence.

In its four-page decision, the panel noted that Blagojevich sought to “further his own interests” as governor despite his oath of office, and “has not acknowledged that his conduct was wrongful or expressed any remorse.”

The Illinois Supreme Court would have to approve the panel’s decision before Blagojevich could be disbarred.

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