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Ex-governor gets 14 years in Obama seat scam

Last Updated: Thursday, December 08, 2011, 09:40

Ousted Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich was sentenced to 14 years in prison Thursday for trying to auction off President Barack Obama`s vacated US Senate seat.

Blagojevich lawyers say he`s guilty, ask for mercy

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 07, 2011, 09:36

After all his claims of innocence and facing years in prison, Rod Blagojevich let his lawyers make an admission that he has so far avoided — that he is, in fact, guilty of public corruption.

Blagojevich sentencing set for October

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 02, 2011, 15:34

A federal judge has set October 6 as the tentative sentencing date for former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, convicted on charges of bribery, attempted extortion and conspiracy.

Ex-Illinois governor re-indicted on corruption charges

Last Updated: Friday, February 05, 2010, 11:53

Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich has been charged in a fresh corruption indictment that contains racketeering and attempted extortion of the US Presidential chief of staff Rahm Emanuel.

I`m blacker than Barack Obama: Blagojevich

Last Updated: Monday, January 11, 2010, 12:16

Ousted Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich says he`s "blacker than Barack Obama" and tells Esquire magazine that he was a real person in a political arena dominated by phonies.