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(CNN) -- Here is a look at the life of Rod Blagojevich, former governor of Illinois who is serving a 14-year prison term. His father, Rade, was a prisoner of war for four years in a Nazi camp during World War II. Timeline: 1986-1988 - Assistant state's ...
ABC7 · 7/25/2015
In a single sentence issued Tuesday, a three-judge panel of the Seventh US Circuit Court of Appeals rendered a powerful defense of political horse-trading in American jurisprudence — a ruling that protects the soft corruption essential to the functioning ...
Vox · 7/22/2015
CHICAGO – A ruling by a federal court in the appeal of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's corruption convictions left open the possibility that the Democrat could serve less time than the 14-year sentence a judge imposed in 2011. Here's a look at ...
The Herald-News · 7/22/2015
More than three years ago, Rod Blagojevich stood with his family on the steps of his Chicago bungalow and vowed to dozens of supporters to fight to overturn his conviction on corruption charges and his 14-year prison sentence. On Tuesday, 1,224 days after ...
Governing · 7/22/2015
Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is entitled to a new trial on charges that he offered to appoint presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett to President Barack Obama’s old U.S. Senate seat in exchange for a favor from Obama, then the president-elect, a ...
Law.com · ByZoe Tillman · 7/22/2015
Sign-up for Chicago Sun-Times newsletters. It’s clear that former Gov. Rod Blagojevich­­ and his legal team believed that after an 18-month wait, an appellate court ruling on his case would not only bring good news — but could even bring Blagojevich ...
Chicago Sun Times · ByNatasha Korecki · 7/22/2015
A federal appeals court Tuesday overturned some of the most sensational convictions that sent former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich off to a lengthy term in prison, ruling that the Democrat did not break the law when he sought to secure a Cabinet position ...
m.csmonitor.com · ByMichael Tarm · 7/22/2015
CHICAGO, July 21 (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday vacated five out of 18 criminal convictions against former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, who is serving a 14-year sentence for attempted extortion from campaign contributors, wire fraud and ...
The Huffington Post · 7/21/2015
Rod Blagojevich might be getting out of jail sooner. The former Democratic Illinois governor -- remember him? -- is serving a 14-year sentence on 18 counts related to trying to sell President Obama's vacated Senate seat in exchange for cash and plush jobs.
Washington Post · 7/21/2015
It’s been a year since Rod Blagojevich entered a federal prison in Colorado to start serving his 14-year sentence for corruption — and his attorney says while the former Illinois governor misses his family, he remains in “good spirits” and is ...
Politico · ByMackenzie Weinger · 3/15/2013

Rod Blagojevich

40th Governor of Illinois
Rod Blagojevich is a former American politician who served as the 40th Governor of Illinois from 2003 to 2009. A Democrat, Blagojevich wa…
Rod Blagojevich is a former American politician who served as the 40th Governor of Illinois from 2003 to 2009. A Democrat, Blagojevich was a State Representative before being elected to the United States House of Representatives representing parts of Chicago. He was elected governor in 2002, the first Democrat to win the office since Dan Walker's victory 30 years earlier. In 2009, he became the first Governor of Illinois in history to be impeached and removed from office.
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