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Chicago : IL : USA | Mar 17, 2012 at 11:58 AM PDT
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Former governor of Illinois Rod Blagojevich, who was sentenced by the court to 14 years in prison, he went to prison to serve his sentence

Blagojevich was arrested in late 2008 on corruption charges. In particular, he was suspected of trying to sell the Senate seat from Illinois, which became vacant after Barack Obama who held it was the U.S. president.

In 2011, Blagojevich was sentenced to 14 years' imprisonment and a fine of 20,000 dollars. In total, the ex-governor was found guilty on 17 counts ,Blagojevich was accused of blackmail, extortion and conspiracy to commit fraud). Then, Blagojevich said he recognized the guilt and before sentencing asked the court for leniency.

Blagojevich was elected to the post of governor of Illinois twice, in 2002 and 2006. After his arrest, he was removed from office by impeachment.

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Former Governor of Illinois Blagojevich makes a statement to reporters outside his Chicago home one day before reporting to federal prison to serve a 14-year sentence for corruption
Former Governor of Illinois Blagojevich makes a statement to reporters outside his Chicago home one day before reporting to federal prison to serve a 14-year sentence for corruption
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