Rod Blagojevich's wife Patti 'feeling hopeful' for appeal

Rod Blagojevich at a news conference in Chicago (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

December 11, 2013 2:13:23 PM PST
As lawyers for Rod Blagojevich prepare to go to court to try and overturn his conviction, his wife Patti says she is feeling hopeful.

The former governor turned 57 in a Colorado prison on Tuesday. Patti Blagojevich says what he liked best was his daughter singing happy birthday to him on the phone.

This week also marks the fifth anniversary since Blagojevich was arrested at his home.