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    Rod Blagojevich sentenced to 14 years in prison for corruption

    Three years after he was arrested outside his Chicago home on federal corruption charges, former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich on Wednesday was sentenced to 14 years in prison.
    Blagojevich, who will turn 55 on Saturday, was convicted in June of multiple corruption counts for trying to sell the U.S. Senate seat vacated by then president-elect Barack Obama and for using his office to extort campaign contributions and jobs for himself and his wife.

    From the time of his arrest until his conviction, he launched a national campaign to proclaim his innocence, appearing on television talk and entertainment shows, even being a contestant on Donald Trump's "Celebrity Apprentice."
    More here: Blagojevich sentenced to 14 years for corruption | Reuters

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    4 Illlinois Governors in 40 years doing time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IMGreat101 View Post
    4 Illlinois Governors in 40 years doing time.
    Where did you say our current president was from?


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    Bend over Roddy ol' boy cause what you got is "Fu**ing Golden" and the othe inmates are going to stretch the hell out of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IMGreat101 View Post
    4 Illlinois Governors in 40 years doing time.
    I read a story that had the statement that "His sentence is the longest of any Illinois Governor." I just found it funny that there have been enough to even compare.
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    He's gonna spend his time in prison luxury style in a minimum security prison. Big screen TV's and bathrobes...

    But the guy selling meth on the streets gets 30 days in County and probation and the wife beater gets 10 days with an NCO.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by abom334 View Post
    He's gonna spend his time in prison luxury style in a minimum security prison. Big screen TV's and bathrobes...

    But the guy selling meth on the streets gets 30 days in County and probation and the wife beater gets 10 days with an NCO.....
    He's a politically connected, rich, white guy, what were you expecting? I'm shocked he got that much really.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xiphos View Post
    He's a politically connected, rich, white guy, what were you expecting? I'm shocked he got that much really.
    And I seriously doubt he will do the majority of the sentence.
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    Hey here in Illinois we have a brand of corruption you won't find anywhere else! LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcsdscott View Post
    Hey here in Illinois we have a brand of corruption you won't find anywhere else! LOL
    Unfortunately, it some of it was transplanted to DC!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcsdscott View Post
    Hey here in Illinois we have a brand of corruption you won't find anywhere else! LOL
    I think we are running a close second. It's just not as widely publicized.
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