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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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46.

Joseph Diehl    

Judge should of remanded him.

1014 days ago
47.

Straight Talkin Texan    

Blago is a POS. For years he vehemently professed his innocence. NOW he's sorry! He's only sorry he got caught.

1014 days ago
48.

Zmyth    

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!! I love to see a bad politician go down!! HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!

1014 days ago
49.

Sandra     

Good!! Hope he serves most of the sentence!!

1014 days ago
50.

Lulu    

Finally justice served for the citizens of Illinois. It's been a joke to live here. I think Blago has Narcissistic Personality Disorder. His grandiosity is off the charts. Jail time should serve him to face reality. It's the right amount of time for hurting the government and the justice system, the citizens, his family and himself.

1014 days ago
51.

maria    

WTF!!!! and they gave mjs doc 4yrs???? this is some bull ****!!!!

1014 days ago
52.

chris    

Oh Good they will probably let go 3 child rapists to make room for him... at least the streets will be safe from a crooked politician

1014 days ago
53.

andy    

Well, Rod, . . . here's some more "bad news" . . .
Most prisons don't allow people to have or use their hair piece while in custody. I guess, that you'll finally have to admit what we've all known for many years now.
HAVE FUN "BALDY" ! ! ! ! ! !

1014 days ago
54.

mike    

Yeah! That's the right justice, if he could sell a senate seat, imagine what he already sold ...

14 years is nothing comparing to what he makes to his country, he's not working at senate for himself, he represent the people, 100 years should be the minimun.

1014 days ago
55.

lalaland    

I hope they release his booking shot. It'd be interesting to see how much of that mop on his head is actually his.

1014 days ago
56.

tony    

blacks are the most racist selfish pricks in the world,,,charlie

1014 days ago
57.

Joey    

IF HE WAS LINDSAY OR PARIS HE WOULD SERVE 6 HOURS OR LESS

1014 days ago
58.

Jake    

I believe this is a railroad job to protect Barrack and Rahm. Even Jesse Jackson kid got away with it, and the stuck it all on Blagojevich.

1014 days ago
59.

PRO US    

Who can believe a word this POS says? He denied all the charges for years and now says he's guilty and sorry? Iran would know what to do with him. They'd make him President of Iran.

1014 days ago
60.

Heisenberg    

YEEEEEESSSSEEEESS!!!!!!!!!

1014 days ago
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