November 9, 2011
In the article, "Feds Dig into Blagojevich Pensions," the Associated Press
reported that prosecutors are trying to assess Rod Blagojevich's finances prior to his December 6 sentencing. The article quoted partner Julian Solotorovsky
, a former assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, who said Mr. Blagojevich's net worth will be an issue and prosecutors will argue for as much of a fine as possible. The former Illinois governor was convicted in June of 17 corruption charges, including attempted extortion for trying to sell President Barack Obama's vacated U.S. Senate seat.