Blagojevich gets 14 years in prison for corruption
December 7th, 2011
01:42 PM ET
3 years ago

Blagojevich gets 14 years in prison for corruption

CHICAGO (CNN) - A federal judge sentenced former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to 14 years in prison for corruption convictions Wednesday.

The sentence followed a dramatic apology by Blogojevich to his state, his family and the judge, in which he said he is "unbelievably sorry."

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  1. Mikey

    is there a Governors wing at the Illinois State Prison?

    December 7, 2011 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  2. Kris Craig

    I'll bet he's not joking about it now.

    December 7, 2011 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  3. stevie

    Good riddence, Blago. Jesse Jackson Jr. needs to share that prison cell with you. And liberals: No early parole!

    December 7, 2011 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  4. Lynda/Minnesota

    Will they shave his head, I wonder? Fourteen years is a long time for Blago to contemplate where it all went wrong. No doubt he and Tom DeLay will have much to discuss.

    December 7, 2011 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  5. once upon a horse

    now when is Tom DeLay going to prison??

    December 7, 2011 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  6. Rick McDaniel

    The way that works, these days, is he will probably get out in less than 3 yrs.

    So much for justice, in America.

    December 7, 2011 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  7. SOUTHERN HOTTIE

    Well, looks like his goose is cooked. See ya, wouldn't wanna be ya.

    December 7, 2011 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  8. AlaskaPalin

    The fall guy. The fact that his master is either not american or unamerican should warrant his impeachment.

    December 7, 2011 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  9. Tired of the nonsense

    And it'll be appealed or he'll get time off for good behavior from Club Fed.

    December 7, 2011 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  10. malabar

    Chicago and everyone from there are filth. too bad it's not on a fault line. libs are all about population control anyway

    December 7, 2011 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  11. Indy

    Yet Bush and Cheney are still free !

    December 7, 2011 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  12. Reddog9500

    Buh-Bye, Rod. Don't forget to write.

    December 7, 2011 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  13. Reddog9500

    AlaskaPalin
    The fall guy. The fact that his master is either not american or unamerican should warrant his impeachment.

    Isn't is hunting season, Sarah? Why don't you get Daddy to teach you how to operate a bolt action rifle and go shoot a moose instead of shooting your lip-sticked pig-lips off.

    December 7, 2011 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  14. Reddog9500

    Lynda/Minnesota
    Will they shave his head, I wonder?

    If they do, Trump will want his hair to make a "rug" to replace his "faux fur".

    December 7, 2011 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  15. One American's Rant

    How about we steal his idea, selling congressional seats, and move it to the federal level? We might make some headway on the deficit, and we will know who bought which seat (more than we know now).

    December 7, 2011 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  16. jerseylou

    Rod....who do you want to bunk with little Leroy are big Bubba? And the winner is both.

    December 7, 2011 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  17. Rudy NYC

    I wonder how many years the campaign manager for the Gov of Rhode Island will get as a result of yesterday's conviction for voter fraud and voter tampering in 2010. He's a Republican. I should also point out that Rhode Island is one of several states that has passed what are being referred to as "voter suppression" laws this year.

    I believe he's the only conviction that there has been in Rhode Island since Obama took office. I should also point out that it was the older laws on which he was convicted. The new laws took effect *after* the crimes were committed and do not cover his actions, anyway.

    December 7, 2011 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |