Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Judge says Blagojevich showed “mental instability;” gives ex-aide 10 days in prison

The Chicago Sun-Times reports:
While Rod Blagojevich has begun his 14-year prison term, the top aide who was arrested with the corrupt former governor — and who testified against Blagojevich — learned Wednesday that he would spend only 10 days in prison.

In sentencing former chief of staff John Harris, U.S. District Court Judge James Zagel said his offense was “so serious and so crucial,” it warranted prison time, but Zagel also noted that Harris’s boss exhibited “elements on some level of mental instability.”

“It was difficult for me to understand, on many occasions, what the governor was doing,” Zagel said.