Appeals Court Tosses Some Blagojevich Convictions, Vacates Prison Sentence

by CBS Chicago  |  published on July 22, 2015

BlgoCHICAGO (CBS) — A federal appeals court has thrown out some of the convictions against former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, and tossed out his 14-year prison sentence.

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals issued its ruling Tuesday, throwing out five of the 18 convictions on corruption charges Blagojevich had faced. Eleven were tied to allegations he tried to sell or trade an appointment to President Barack Obama’s Senate seat.

Although the ruling ordered a new trial on those five charges, it also said if prosecutors elect to drop those charges, a new trial is not needed, and the district court should proceed directly to a new sentencing. A new sentencing would not necessarily mean Blagojevich’s sentence would be reduced.

  • Detriotcity

    What a piece of crap. This guy along with the other corrupted officials in Chicago should be put away and the keys thrown away.

  • used_to_be_a_liberal

    Hey, this guy is qualified to run in the Democrat Party’s Presidential race.

  • Robert Early

    Chicago is just another way to spell corruption. I lived there for eleven years.
    Now, I refuse to even fly over Illinois.

  • Len Salts

    wonder where the appeals court is located???????

    • used_to_be_a_liberal

      No,No,No, let him run loose, Hell he might even enter the Democrat Party Presidential race, after all, he really is qualified, he is right up there with the Hilda-Beast, except he got caught.

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