Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Blagojevich Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich was sentenced in federal court in Chicago today to 14 years in prison for corruption. Prosecutors had hoped for a sentence of between 15-20 years.  In ruling, the federal judge noted Blagojevich was "late" in accepting responsibility for his crimes.

It is worth noting that Blagojevich is the second consecutive Illinois governor to go to federal prison for corruption.  Former Illinois Governor George Ryan is currently serving a federal prison sentence.

No comments: