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Rod Blagojevich in federal prison. (Credit: National Enquirer)

Golden: How Rod Blagojevich Talked Himself out of the Governor's Office and into Prison

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Rod Blagojevich in federal prison. (Credit: National Enquirer)

Perhaps one who might deserve if not a pardon, at least some commutation of sentence, would be former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, sentenced to 14 years.

Prosecutors will either dismiss or retry disgraced former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich on five of eighteen counts stemming from his corruption trial. Blagojevich will remain in Bureau of Prison custody while serving his 14-year prison term, while his attorneys petition the Seventh Circuit for en banc.

Rod Blagojevich Sentencing In Corruption Trial

Rod Blagojevich Sentencing In Corruption Trial

In December 2011, before sentencing Rod Blagojevich to 14 years in prison, U.S. District Judge James Zagel scolded the former governor not only for disappointing the people of Illinois but also for destroying careers and lives along the way.

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court has rejected former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's appeal of his corruption convictions that included his attempt to sell the vacant Senate seat once occupied by President Barack Obama.