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Blago: I'm Guilty, 'Unbelievably Sorry'

CHICAGO (AP) - Rod Blagojevich has told the judge at his sentencing hearing that he acknowledges his crimes and is "unbelievably sorry." He says the mistakes he's made have been "terrible mistakes."

The impeached Illinois governor spoke Wednesday as he waits to learn his punishment on charges that include trying to sell an appointment to President Barack Obama's old Senate seat.

Blagojevich's attorneys admitted for the first time Tuesday that he is guilty of corruption and accepts the verdicts against him, but said the sentence of 15 to 20 years prosecutors want is too
harsh.

Experts had predicted Blagojevich, who long professed his innocence, would get a sentence of about 10 years. But a former fundraiser for Blagojevich recently got more than that.
   

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