In an interview just minutes after learning federal prosecutors had dropped the case against him, Robert Blagojevich said his wife cried at the news.
"It's stunning,'' Robert Blagojevich said after receiving a text message and cell phone call from his lawyer, Michael Ettinger, informing him he was "free.''
"The government did the right thing,'' Robert said. "They did the right thing.''
He said he and his wife, Julie, have called friends and they plan to go out for a steak dinner tonight.
Robert Blagojevich also said he plans to give his attorneys a "winners' bonus" for their work.
"They deserve it," he said.
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