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UPDATE: Blagojevich's attorneys face Monday deadline for appeal

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UPDATE: Blagojevich's lawyers were able to get his appeal in on time.

Attorneys for former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich face a Monday deadline to file an appeal to have his convictions thrown out or his 14-year sentence reduced.

Although Blagojevich's lawyers have until the rest of the day to file in Chicago's 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, they can ask for extensions.

Blagojevich entered a Colorado prison 16 months ago and there have been several motions after his trials, but those arguments, including one that claimed key wiretap evidence was barred by the judge,  are generally put into appeals.

Because the case generated a large amount of documents, the former governor's attorneys have permission to file a longer appeal of around 100 pages.

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