Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison on Dec. 7, 2011. Blagojevich had been previously convicted of 18 criminal counts involving the attempted sale of a U.S. Senate seat, illegal shakedowns for campaign funds and lying to federal agents.
Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich arrives at his home after being sentenced to 14 years in federal prison on December 7, 2011 in Chicago. Blagojevich had been previously convicted of 18 criminal counts involving the attempted sale of a U.S. Senate seat, illegal shakedowns for campaign funds and lying to federal agents UPI/Brian Kersey
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Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich leaves his house to head to Federal Court for a sentencing hearing on December 7, 2011 in Chicago. Prosecutors are asking for a sentence of 15-20 years as punishment for Blagojevich's conviction on 18 criminal counts involving the attempted sale of a U.S. Senate seat, illegal shakedowns for campaign funds and lying to federal agents UPI/Brian Kersey
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Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich shakes hands with supporters outside of his home after being sentenced to 14 years in federal prison on December 7, 2011 in Chicago. Blagojevich had been previously convicted of 18 criminal counts involving the attempted sale of a U.S. Senate seat, illegal shakedowns for campaign funds and lying to federal agents UPI/Brian Kersey
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Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich waves to supporters as he arrives at his home after being sentenced to 14 years in federal prison on December 7, 2011 in Chicago. Blagojevich had been previously convicted of 18 criminal counts involving the attempted sale of a U.S. Senate seat, illegal shakedowns for campaign funds and lying to federal agents UPI/Brian Kersey
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Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (L) along with his wife Patti, arrives at his home after being sentenced to 14 years in federal prison on December 7, 2011 in Chicago. Blagojevich had been previously convicted of 18 criminal counts involving the attempted sale of a U.S. Senate seat, illegal shakedowns for campaign funds and lying to federal agents UPI/Brian Kersey
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