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Blagojevich gets 14 years Apologizes to state, family

Rod Blagojevich left the federal building in Chicago with his wife, Patti, yesterday, after he was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison for 18 felony corruption convictions, including trying to sell or trade the Senate seat that President Obama vacated. Rod Blagojevich left the federal building in Chicago with his wife, Patti, yesterday, after he was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison for 18 felony corruption convictions, including trying to sell or trade the Senate seat that President Obama vacated. (Spencer Green/Associated Press)
By Monica Davey
New York Times / December 8, 2011
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Rod R. Blagojevich, the former governor of Illinois, was sentenced yesterday to 14 years in federal prison for 18 felony corruption convictions, including trying to sell or trade the Senate seat that President Obama vacated when he moved to the White House. The sentence, which fell just short of what prosecutors had asked for, came about an hour after Blagojevich apologized in court to residents of his state, to the judge in his case, and to his family.

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