In a tearful plea for mercy before a Chicago court, Blagojevich said he had made "terrible mistakes" but insisted he did not know he was breaking the law when he sought $1.5m in bribes. “My life is ruined, at least now,” he told the court. …
Ex-Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich left Thursday morning for Colorado’s Federal Correctional Institution Englewood, where he’ll begin serving his 14-year sentence after he was convicted last June on 18 counts of corruption, most …
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Will President Obama do a solid on his way out the White House door for disgraced Rod Blagojevich and let him out of prison early? The former Illinois governor officially has requested a presidential …
CHICAGO (AP) — Rod Blagojevich, who rode his talkative everyman image to two terms as Illinois governor before scandal made him a national punch line, was convicted Monday of a wide range of corruption charges, including the …
Rod Blagojevich, Illinois’ 40th governor, was sentenced to 14 years in prison Wednesday for the attempted sale of a U.S. Senate seat, illegal shakedowns for campaign cash and lying to federal agents. U.S. District Judge James Zagel …
Lest you have forgotten, a reminder: Rod Blagojevich, former Illinois governor, was impeached and removed from office, and separately convicted on 18 federal corruption charges — 5 of which have since been vacated — for, among other …
CHICAGO (AP) -- 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 …
Rod Blagojevich's second corruption trial is set to get under way with nearly all the same evidence as the first trial, just packaged and presented in a whole new way. Would-be jurors were expected to begin filling out questionnaires …
CHICAGO (AP) - Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says he takes it "one day at a time" while serving a federal prison sentence after corruption convictions. WMAQ-TV in Chicago reports that Blagojevich discusses his time in prison, his …
CHICAGO — Disgraced former lawmaker Rod Blagojevich was being forced to sell the Chicago home he shares with his wife as the costs of his corruption trial and subsequent conviction continued to grow, The Chicago Tribune reported. A …