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Letter asks for liquor, food for Rod Blagojevich in prison

7:52 PM, Apr 20, 2012   |    comments
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The letter is signed by a Perry Blagojevich, who claims to be a cousin of the locked-up former governor. It's asking Liquor Barn to make specific liquor deliveries to Rod Blagojevich.

"My cousin, Rod Blagojevich, is incarcerated at the nearby Federal Prison ...," the letter begins.

"If you are interested in supplying him with his liquor I will have our banister send you the contract followed by sending a deposit for the initial order," the letter says.

The letter states prison "medical folks feel that allowing him to resume moderate alcohol consumption" will help with "violent behavioral problems."

The letter goes on to say Rod Blagojevich as a "definite taste" in spirits such as Jack Daniels, Bourbon Ketel 1 Vodka, Boodles Gin, Bacardi Rum and Johnny Walker Black Label.

The letter also says Blagojevich requires a "sacramental wine like Manischewitz" for his Friday night Shalom Shabbat.

Blagojevich is also suffering from the poor quality of prison food, according to the letter, and that he wants meals from the outside world delivered to his cell.

"I am confident that my efforts to arrange with the Bureau of Prisons to have a wholesome meal delivered to him weekly from local restaurants will be approved," the letter says.

9Wants to Know spent a few minutes investigating the letter.

The number listed on the letter is disconnected and a Perry Blagojevich does not exist in public records databases.

A Bureau of Prisons spokesperson told 9Wants to Know there is absolutely no chance that any liquor would be allowed into the prison for Blagojevich or any other prisoner.

The Bureau of Prisons has not received any such requests from Blagojevich.

Blagojevich is currently serving a 14-year-prison sentence for federal corruption crimes.

Read the entire letter here: https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B5-5nb_Bm3flSUE5bjZNQUhlMDQ.

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