Blagojevich insider, key witness, gets 5 1/2 years in prison - chicagotribune.com
Stuart Levine, the former political insider who masterminded illegal backroom deals before turning government informant to help take down the Blagojevich administration, was sentenced to about 5 ½ years today in prison. Levine, 66, apologized before the sentence was handed down. “I wish to express my deep regret to the people of the state of Illinois," he said. He choked up when he thanked his children for their “continued love, which has sustained me.”
Comment.....Will they go after Roland Burris the guy who ultimately got Obama's Senate seat? He didn't have it for long before he got booted...Now its Jesse Jackson Jr's turn. It doesn't help Jackson's case that he's been in hot water in recent years, although for very different reasons. Jackson was rumored to be a candidate to fill Obama's Senate seat after the 2008 presidential election. In fact, supporters allegedly offered to pay Inmate Blagojevich a $1.5 million kickback for appointing Jackson, although the congressman denied knowing of the effort. There have also been rumors of a suicide attempt..