Wednesday, December 7, 2011


Ex-governor Rod Blagojevich has been sentenced to 14 years in prison. Blagojevich told the judge at his sentencing hearing that he acknowledges his crimes and is "unbelievably sorry." He says the mistakes he's made have been "terrible mistakes." Blagojevich's attorneys admitted for the first time Tuesday that he is guilty of corruption and accepts the verdicts against him but said the sentence of 15 to 20 years prosecutors want is too harsh. Experts had predicted Blagojevich, who long professed his innocence, would get a sentence of about 10 years. Rod reports to a Federal prison in February 2012.

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