Does Rod Blagojevich Have a Drug Problem?
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A federal judge has recommended that disgraced former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich enter a prison rehab program, making him eligible for a shorter term. James Zagel, the same judge who sentenced Blagojevich to a 14-year prison term—one of the stiffest sentences for corruption in Illinois history—has recommended him for the Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP). The recommendation comes after Blagojevich disclosed a substance abuse problem in a confidential interview with his probation officer over the summer. It's inviting plenty of speculation: the nature of Blagojevich's alleged substance abuse remains a mystery, while the recommendation could qualify him for the nine-month program, which with good behavior could shave up to four years off the sentence he received last week.