Sorich to report to prison today

April 21, 2008 6:25:35 AM PDT
Mayor Daley's former patronage chief Robert Sorich begins his nearly four year prison sentence today. Sorich is expected to report to the federal prison camp in Oxford, Wisconsin. He was convicted of rigging the city's hiring system to favor those with political clout.

Sorich's defense attorney is petitioning the entire federal appeals court to reconsider the case. He argues that, unlike other high-profile political corruption cases, Sorich never took a bribe.