Prosecutors can ask for a five-year sentence for Illinois' ex-governor.

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Sept. 2 2010 1:36 PM

How To Nail Blagojevich

Prosecutors can ask for a five-year sentence for Illinois' ex-governor—but they shouldn't.

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Correction, Sept. 3, 2010: This article originally stated that jurors were reportedly deadlocked 11-to-1 on 23 counts. (Return to the corrected sentence.)

Harlan Protass is a criminal defense lawyer in New York and an adjunct professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he teaches about sentencing.