Rezko to appeal prison sentence

December 7, 2011 4:51:32 AM PST
Lawyers for Rod Blagojevich's former fundraiser Tony Rezko say he will appeal his conviction and 10 1/2-year prison sentence.

Rezko's attorneys filed a notice of appeal Tuesday. They have not yet made a formal appeal to the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

In 2008, Rezko was convicted of fraud and attempting to shakedown companies looking to do state business during Blagojevich's tenure as governor.