State Lawyers Urge Blagojevich’s Disbarment

State Lawyers Urge Blagojevich’s Disbarment

SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Government attorneys said Tuesday former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich should be stripped of his law license.

Lawyers for the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission urged a commission panel to recommend Blagojevich be disbarred due to the corruption charges he was convicted of in 2011. Blagojevich didn’t attend the hearing, but his attorney, Sheldon Sorosky, told the panel Blagojevich didn’t break the law.

The panel is expected to issue its ruling within three months. A commission review board would then decide whether to recommend Blagojevich’s disbarment to the state supreme court.