FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2003 file photo, Illinois' first lady Patti Blagojevich, left, applauds with her father, Richard Mell, center, during inauguration day ceremonies for her husband, Gov. Rod ... more 
FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2003 file photo, Illinois' first lady Patti Blagojevich, left, applauds with her father, Richard Mell, center, during inauguration day ceremonies for her husband, Gov. Rod Blagojevich, in Springfield, Ill. Blagojevich, convicted on 18 counts of corruption in June 2011, is scheduled to appear in federal court in Chicago, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011, for the start of his sentencing hearing. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Charles Rex Arbogast, File
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