Prison-Bound Blagojevich Gets Lost, Grabs Lunch

Last meal before jail: fast food

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 16, 2012 6:10 AM CDT

(Newser) – As Rod Blagojevich's car headed to prison from the Denver airport yesterday, it didn't stop at the entrance of the correctional facility. Then it passed by again. Turns out the former Illinois governor and his lawyer got lost, then opted to grab Blago's last lunch before serving his time, according to the lawyer. The meal was provided by fast-food burger joint Freddy's, MSNBC reports. "You're the guy from the Apprentice," said a woman as he posed for photos.

"Saying goodbye is the hardest thing I have ever had to do," Blagojevich said after leaving home. "I'm leaving with a heavy heart, a clear conscience," he added to reporters. "I have high, high hopes for the future. I'll see you guys when I see ya." CBS2 Chicago adds that Blago was high-fiving fellow inmates at dinner later.

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, center, walks with attorneys as he arrives at the Federal Correctional Institution Englewood in Littleton, Colo., on Thursday, March 15, 2012.   (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)
Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich departs his Chicago home for Littleton, Colo., to begin his 14-year prison sentence on corruption charges Thursday.   (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
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