U.S. District Court upholds Former Governor Rod Blagojevich's prison sentence

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich's appeal for a shorter prison sentence was denied by the Seventh Circuit Court. In an opinion issued Friday morning, it ruled that it agreed with a lower court's ruling to keep Blagojevich’s 14-year prison sentence.

Court documents revealed that the evidence submitted by the defendant to prove good behavior while serving was not enough to prove that he was a changed man before entering prison. Blagojevich was sentenced to prison in December 2011 for attempting to sell the Senate seat vacated by Mr. Obama when he was elected President.

The next step in the case would be to appeal United States Supreme Court.
 


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