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Rod Blagojevich

Sentenced to

14 Years in Prison

12/7/2011 10:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich was just sentenced to 14 years in federal prison on corruption charges.

Blago was convicted back in June after a jury found him guilty of 17 separate felonies -- including bribery and extortion -- for trying to sell the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Barack Obama.

Blago apologized today during his sentencing hearing -- claiming, "I've had plenty of time to reflect on all that's happened ... I'm here convicted of crimes and I am accepting of it, acknowledge it."

Blago added, "I am of course unbelievably sorry."

He has 90 days to turn himself in.

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1.

mebrat24    

okay, now lets go to wall street and put some of them in jail.

861 days ago
2.

charley    

14 YEARS.......BET HE GOES TO A CAMPUS PRISON...WHERE RICH WHITE PEOPLE LIKE HIM LIVE IN A SPA OTHER THAN A PRISON...

861 days ago
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Dustin    

This sentence is ridiculously long.

861 days ago
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Throwback kid    

I'm guessing his first meal in prison will be a tossed salad? Tough break Blago. Stay off the pipe, don't forget to wipe, and don't bend over to pick up the soap

861 days ago
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SpeakTheWord    

Dustin (aka) rob ...lol that is the right amount of time ..

861 days ago
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Truth    

SO MUCH FOR THOSE SNL APPEARANCES... SAY HI TO YOUR "HEAD" MASTER IN PRISON. #TRUTH!!

861 days ago
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3Storms    

That's what he gets for making Obama as an enemy.

861 days ago
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JiLL1    

WOW -- 14 years . The prison hairdresser is gonna chop his hair short, short, short

861 days ago
9.

SAY WHAT    

to the box truck baby!

861 days ago
10.

Truth    

YET LINDSAY LOHAN GETS 4.5HRS IN JAIL... WTF??? SHOULDA HIRED SHAWN CHAPMAN HOLLEY, JUST SAYIN. #TRUTH!!

861 days ago
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Shannon    

He can't even use a computer for god sakes. Too long. Aye.

861 days ago
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anony    

IL law says he has to do 85% of his time so he MUST do about 12 years.
No LoHo out in four or five hours thing....

861 days ago
13.

taz    

I'll sleep much better at night knowing this man is off the streets. What a f888ing joke. Too long.

861 days ago
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patty    

ha! couldn't happen to a more deserving person!

861 days ago
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anony    

As far as his hair goes, NO he does not have to get it cut short but he'll have to get it done by a prison barber.
Think Supercuts, but worse. HAH!

861 days ago
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