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Report: Blagojevich Gets 14 Years in Prison for Corruption

December 7, 2011

Rod Blagojevich, the former governor of Illinois charged with peddling Barack Obama's Senate seat for personal gain, was sentenced to 14 years in prison for corruption on Wednesday, according to news reports. 

Pleading for mercy, Blagojevich flashed a rarely seen apologetic side to the courtroom. 

"I'm here convicted of crimes ...," Blagojevich said, according to the Associated Press, "and I am accepting of it, I acknowledge it, and I of course am unbelievably sorry for it."

 

Blagojevich is expected to appeal the decision, and likely won't report to prison immediately. 

"In white-collar cases, convicted felons are usually given at least a few weeks to report to prison while federal authorities select a suitable facility," the AP reported. 

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