With his new trial on corruption charges slated to begin later this week, former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich told the Associated Press that he has not and will not consider a plea deal in his upcoming trial.
Even though the impeached Blagojevich faces decades in jail if found guilty in his second trial, he maintains his innocence and will not waiver on his decision to see the trial through.
In his first trial, last year, Blagojevich was only found guilty on one charge and the jury deadlocked on 23 others.
“There will never ever, ever, ever be me admitting to things that are false and not true,” he said when asked whether the idea of a plea deal had crossed his mind. “I acted honestly, with my heart in the right place, with honest intention,” he told the AP.