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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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