Ex-Gov. Blagojevich's lawyers file for clemency days after Trump raises hopes

Chicago Tribune: Imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich filed official paperwork Tuesday asking President Donald Trump to commute his 14-year prison sentence on sweeping corruption charges.

The request for executive clemency was filed with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of the Pardon Attorney, which oversees official pardon and commutation requests, according to Adam Farragut, a spokesman for Blagojevich’s legal team. A copy of the paperwork was not made available Tuesday.

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