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Blago sentencing could be delayed

Thursday, September 08, 2011
Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich pauses as he talks with reporters at the Federal Court building after the judge handed the case to the jury in his corruption trial Thursday, June 9, 2011 in Chicago.  (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich pauses as he talks with reporters at the Federal Court building after the judge handed the case to the jury in his corruption trial Thursday, June 9, 2011 in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) (AP Photo)

The sentencing date for former governor Rod Blagojevich could be delayed because the judge will be busy with another political corruption trial.

Judge James Zagel is scheduled to sentence Blagojevich on October 6. But The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Zagel is also scheduled to preside over the trial of William Cellini beginning October 3.

The Cellini trial involves pay-to-play politics linked to Blagojevich.

In June, a jury convicted the former governor on corruption charges.

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