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November 25, 2011


Blagojevich Wants Tapes Played at Sentencing

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) has asked a judge "for permission to reference portions of until-now confidential undercover recordings," NBC Chicago reports.

Said the Blagojevich legal team: "The defense does not seek to play any wiretap recordings in their entirety. The brief excerpts of recordings or transcripts that Mr. Blagojevich is seeking to play in court and to reference in his written sentencing submission...do not involve sensitive, personal, or embarrassing comments about, or references to, any individuals."

The AP notes Blagojevich's lawyers say those tapes will describe his state of mind and "lack of ill intent."

The sentencing hearing for Blagojevich is set for Dec. 6 and 7.














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