Blagojevich gets 14 years in prison for corruption


CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced Rod Blagojevich to 14 years for corruption that included trying to sell or trade an appointment to the Senate seat vacated by President Barack Obama.

AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, right, departs his home with his wife Patti in Chicago, Wednesday, or the second day of his sentencing hearing on 18 corruption counts, including trying to to auction off President Barack Obama's old Senate seat.

It's one of the stiffest penalties for corruption in a state with a history of crooked politics.


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