March 15th, 2012
08:39 AM ET
2 years ago

Blagojevich to begin serving 14-year prison term

Chicago (CNN) - Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is scheduled to arrive at a Colorado federal prison Thursday to begin serving a 14-year sentence on a corruption conviction.

"This is the hardest thing I've ever had to do," he told a crowd of sign-wielding supporters outside his Chicago home Wednesday. "But this is the law and we follow the law."

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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Rudy NYC

    14 years! I see people get one third of that reckless manslaughter.

    March 15, 2012 09:07 am at 9:07 am |
  2. Sandy

    He definitely deserves to be in prison, but 14 years! Wow!

    March 15, 2012 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  3. Joe from CT, not Lieberman

    Can't wait to see the first picture of him with a prison haircut!

    March 15, 2012 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  4. Expat American

    14 years seems excessive; when the globally reaching crimes of the Bush Administration resulted in no punishment at all.

    March 15, 2012 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  5. LIP

    Finally, closure....we can get on with our lives now and hopefully won't hear anymore of him until he is parolled, which will probably be in two years or less.

    March 15, 2012 10:59 am at 10:59 am |