Prison-Bound Blagojevich Gets Lost, Grabs Lunch
Last meal before jail: fast food
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Mar 16, 2012 6:10 AM CDT
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)

(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.

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Mar 17, 2012 8:32 AM CDT
one crooked politician down.... thousands to go
Mar 16, 2012 5:10 PM CDT
Who gets lost on the way to prison? Better still, it appears RB is carrying an overnite case-who packs a bag when they go to prision?
Mar 16, 2012 1:46 PM CDT
He'll start on his first book tomorrow. When he comes out he'll be fit, tan and rich.