Former IL Gov. Blagojevich sentenced to 14 years in prison
Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison Wednesday for 18 felony convictions stemming from trying to sell the U.S. Senate seat once occupied by Barack Obama, shaking people down in exchange for campaign contributions and lying to federal agents.
Blagojevich told the court that he made “terrible mistakes” and was “unbelievably sorry” for his crimes.
“I am responsible,” Blagojevich said, apologizing for his actions and his earlier assertions that he was unjustly targeted by prosecutors.