Supreme Court rejects ex-Illinois governor Blagojevich’s conviction appeal

by Richard Wolf  |  published on March 28, 2016

Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich won’t get his day at the Supreme Court.

The colorful Democratic politician known as ‘Blago’ was rejected Monday in his effort to get the high court to reconsider his conviction on corruption charges for trying to sell the vacant Senate seat once occupied by President Obama.

The saga ended quietly in the last year of Obama’s White House term, as the ex-governor’s petition was denied without comment.

Blagojevich, 59, was convicted in 2011 of 17 felonies, including 11 counts stemming from what federal prosecutors called his attempt to sell Obama’s Senate seat. He is serving a 14-year sentence at a federal prison in Colorado.

A federal appeals court tossed out five of the convictions, but the Supreme Court refused to hear his lawyers’ arguments that the remaining counts also were examples of commonplace political favors rather than illegal corruption.

  • Abel

    Surprised Obumer didn’t pardon the SOB, since he’s from the same Chicago hood.

  • Phil Esposito

    Rot in hell you lousy dem. Obozo should be sharing that cell with you.

  • po’ed in az

    AT least he’s in Colorado where he can get all the dope he wants and continue to have daydreams of actually being something some day!

  • Mike

    Good for common sense. That, right there should have been an example of what was in store for us. Put them BOTH in Jail!

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