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Blagojevich sentenced to 14 years

Wednesday, December 07, 2011 - 01:06

Dec. 7 - Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich on Wednesday was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison for political corruption. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich on Wednesday was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison for political corruption included trying to sell the U.S. Senate seat vacated by then president-elect Barack Obama. Blagojevich, a flamboyant two-term Democrat who was ousted from office in 2009, was convicted of seeking jobs and campaign contributions in exchange for state government action. During the trial Blagojevich insisted he was merely engaged in political gamesmanship and did not intend to sell the Senate seat or anything else. Instead, he said he was attempting to gain leverage to advance his policy agenda and admitted a tendency to talk too much. Deborah Lutterbeck, Reuters.

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Blagojevich sentenced to 14 years

Wednesday, December 07, 2011 - 01:06