Rod Blagojevich admits guilt in hope for lighter sentence
He did something he's never done before: He admitted he is guilty.
When he was found guilty in trial, he told reporters he was "stunned." Now, finally, his attorneys admit his wrongdoing in the hope that the judge will be more lenient. Attorneys also appealed to the judge's family side -- reading a letter from Blago's 15-year-old daughter Amy, begging the judge not to send him to jail.
The judge was told that a long jail term for Blago would "devastate" his kids and wife, who once ate a tarantula on "I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here."
"Take into account the impact that his absence will have on such a tight-knit family. He doesn't deserve mercy because he has a family. What I submit your honor is that his family deserves mercy," said his lawyer, Aaron Goldstein.