Rod Blagojevich, the ousted Illinois governor whose three-year battle against criminal charges became a national spectacle, was sentenced to 14 years in prison Wednesday, one of the stiffest penalties imposed for corruption in a …
A former two-term governor of Illinois was denied a shorter prison sentence Tuesday after making his case for why a federal judge should show leniency and release him early. Rod Blagojevich, who in 2003 became the 40th governor of the …
CHICAGO - A federal judge on Tuesday upheld Rod Blagojevich's 14-year prison sentence on corruption counts, setting aside pleas for leniency by the former Illinois governor's wife and daughters during his resentencing hearing. U.S. …
CHICAGO — Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is asking a U.S. appeals court to nullify his 14-year prison term and order a third sentencing hearing, with a lawyer arguing on his behalf that the Democrat's model behavior behind bars …
An appeals court vacated five convictions and threw out the sentence of former Ill. Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Tuesday afternoon. The rest of Blagojevich's convictions were affirmed by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. …
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the resentencing of ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (all times local): 2 p.m. A lawyer for former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says now that a judge has declined to lighten Blagojevich's 14-year prison …
A former federal prosecutor who put corrupt former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich behind bars was hired Wednesday by the New Jersey General Assembly as special counsel in the expanding bridge-gate investigation that has embroiled …
Rod Blagojevich was once governor of Illinois, but now he’s a prison history teacher just biding his time after being sent away for more than a decade. Blagojevich was sent to prison exactly one year ago after being convicted of 18 counts …
CHICAGO — Rod Blagojevich, the ousted Illinois governor whose three-year battle against criminal charges became a national spectacle, was sentenced to 14 years in prison today, one of the stiffest penalties imposed for corruption in a …
Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich won't be going home any time in the near future. It took only three days for a federal court to deny the disgraced governor's appeal for a reduced sentence—an uncharacteristically short amount of time for a …