Antoin “Tony” Rezko was sentenced today to 10 1/2 years in prison for extorting millions of dollars from firms seeking state business or regulatory approval while he was a top fundraiser and adviser to then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

Rezko’s daughter broke down sobbing in the courtroom as U.S. District Judge Amy St. Eve handed down the sentence.

“You were engaged in a very, very serious offense, Mr. Rezko” the judge said as she imposed the sentence.

Several family members called out ‘we love you” to Rezko as he was led away.

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