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Appeals court tosses out some convictions against former Illinois governor

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 00:44

Appeals court throws out five of 18 convictions against Rod Blagojevich, but says he's to remain incarcerated. Sean Carberry reports.

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STORY: The former Illinois governor won't be back out on the streets anytime soon. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed 13 counts against Rod Blagojevich, while tossing out five. The court ordered a retrial, but said he's to remain behind bars as his sentence is already below the recommended length for the convictions that were upheld. Blagojevich, a Democrat, was arrested in December 2008, and became the first Illinois governor to be removed from office. He went to prison in 2012. He was convicted on charges of trying to sell President Barack Obama's former senate seat, wire fraud, and other crimes.

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Appeals court tosses out some convictions against former Illinois governor

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 00:44