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Court hears ex-Gov. Blagojevich's appeal of corruption conviction

Court hears ex-Gov. Blagojevich's appeal of corruption conviction

CHICAGO, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- A judge hearing former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's appeal of his corruption conviction Friday asked if Dwight Eisenhower should have gone to prison as well.
Prosecutors respond to Blagojevich's appeal of corruption conviction

Prosecutors respond to Blagojevich's appeal of corruption conviction

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Federal prosecutors urged an appeals court to reject former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's appeal of his conviction on bribery and fraud charges.

Chicago politician William Beavers gets six-month jail term

CHICAGO, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- A longtime Chicago politician will serve six months in jail after being convicted of tax evasion and mishandling campaign funds, federal prosecutors said.
Blagojevich team files appeal of conviction, prison term

Blagojevich team files appeal of conviction, prison term

CHICAGO, July 16 (UPI) -- In an appeal, lawyers for disgraced former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich argued the trial judge's evidentiary rulings favored prosecutors, among other things.

Victims of gangland violence to get compensation in Chicago

CHICAGO, June 6 (UPI) -- The families of people killed years ago by a Chicago mobster should receive compensation from assets discovered in his home, a judge says.

19 months for robbery to fund party

OAK PARK, Ill., Dec. 28 (UPI) -- An Illinois man who admitted planning a bank robbery to fund his going-to-jail party for a drug conviction was sentenced to 19 months in prison for the plot.
Cabbie faces 90 months in terror case

Cabbie faces 90 months in terror case

CHICAGO, June 8 (UPI) -- A federal judge Friday sentenced a Chicago cab driver to 7 1/2 years in prison for providing funds to an alleged terrorist leader in Pakistan.

Blagojevich chief of staff gets 10 days

CHICAGO, March 29 (UPI) -- U.S. District Judge James Zagel sentenced John Harris, former chief of staff for convicted former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, to 10 days in prison.
Colorado prison in Blagojevich's future

Colorado prison in Blagojevich's future

CHICAGO, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's next address will be a low-security federal prison in Colorado, the Chicago Tribune reported Tuesday.
Judge denies 'hare-brained' Blago motion

Judge denies 'hare-brained' Blago motion

CHICAGO, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- A federal judge Monday rejected former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's motion for a new trial, calling it "hare-brained."
Drug treatment recommended for Blagojevich

Drug treatment recommended for Blagojevich

CHICAGO, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- A federal judge recommended a drug-treatment program for ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich that would reduce his 14-year prison sentence by a year.
Blagojevich gets another month of freedom

Blagojevich gets another month of freedom

CHICAGO, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- A federal judge Tuesday said he would give Rod Blagojevich another month of freedom before the corrupt former Illinois governor must report to prison.
Blagojevich appeal likely

Blagojevich appeal likely

CHICAGO, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Attorneys for Rod Blagojevich are expected to appeal the former Illinois governor's sentence, legal experts said.
Blagojevich sentenced to 14 years

Blagojevich sentenced to 14 years

CHICAGO, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- A federal judge Wednesday sentenced former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to 14 years in prison and fined him $20,000 for corruption.
Blagojevich faces long prison term

Blagojevich faces long prison term

CHICAGO, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was no pawn or "supplicant" in schemes to use his office for money, the federal judge set to sentence him said Tuesday.
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James Block Zagel (born March 4, 1941) is a United States district judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and a novelist.

Born in Chicago, Zagel is the son of Samuel S. Zagel (1905–1999), a native of Warsaw, Poland who had immigrated to Chicago in 1915, and Ethel Samuels Zagel (1911–1986). Zagel earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Chicago in 1962 and a master's degree from the University of Chicago in the same year. He then earned a law degree from Harvard Law School in 1965.

Zagel began his career as an assistant state's attorney in Cook County, Illinois from 1965 until 1969. He then served as an assistant attorney general for the State of Illinois from 1969 until 1977. Concurrent to the job as assistant attorney general, Zagel ran the Criminal Justice Division in the attorney general's office from 1970 until 1977, and he also served as chief prosecuting attorney for the Illinois Judicial Inquiry Board from 1973 until 1975.

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