Joel Bertocchi Discusses Rod Blagojevich Resentencing Hearing With CBS Chicago

August 8, 2016

In a news story that aired on CBS TV affiliate WBBM and on WBBM Newsradio, Chicago-based Government Practice Group partner Joel D. Bertocchi commented on former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich's prospects in his upcoming resentencing hearing. Mr. Blagojevich was convicted in 2010 of 18 corruption counts related to his attempt to sell his appointment of a vacant U.S. Senate seat. The resentencing follows a 2015 dismissal by a federal appeals court of five of those counts.

Watch the full news clip and read the article, "In Letter, Patti Blagojevich Begs Judge to Reduce Former Governor’s Prison Sentence," on the CBS Chicago website.

Mr. Bertocchi — leader of Hinshaw's Appellate Practice, which achieved a Tier 1 national ranking in the 2015 and 2016 editions of U.S. News – Best Lawyers' "Best Law Firms" — is an experienced civil, criminal and appellate litigator. He has served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney investigating and prosecuting federal criminal cases, and also as Illinois Solicitor General. Mr. Bertocchi has litigated in courts ranging from the trial level to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is a national law firm with approximately 500 attorneys providing coordinated legal services across the United States and in London. Hinshaw lawyers partner with businesses, governmental entities and individuals to help them effectively address legal challenges and seize opportunities. Founded in 1934, the firm represents clients in complex litigation and in regulatory and transactional matters.


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