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Blagojevich stops for lunch en route to prison

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) – Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich didn’t appear in a hurry to report to prison.

He stopped for lunch at a 50’s-style restaurant in the Denver suburbs after first driving around the Federal Correctional Institution Englewood on Thursday. Blagojevich and his entourage then left the Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers in Littleton and headed for the prison.

Restaurant owner Brian Pyle says Blagojevich ordered two patty melts but didn’t appear to have much of an appetite.

The 55-year-old impeached ex-governor headed straight for the prison after arriving at a Denver airport. But his SUV circled the facility several times before leaving.

After lunch, Blagojevich reported to the prison to begin serving a 14-year sentence on corruption convictions, including charges he tried to sell or trade President Barack Obama’s vacant Senate seat.

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