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Trump Frees Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich

He has been imprisoned since 2012 over corruption
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 18, 2020 1:03 PM CST
Updated Feb 18, 2020 3:59 PM CST

(Newser) Rod Blagojevich is going home. President Trump on Tuesday commuted the sentence of the former Illinois governor, reports ABC News. Blagojevich has been imprisoned since 2012 after being convicted on corruption charges. Among other things, he famously tried to sell the vacant Senate seat of Barack Obama after Obama won the 2008 presidential election. Also Tuesday, Trump pardoned former NYPD commissioner Bernie Kerik and, earlier, he pardoned former NFL owner Edward Debartolo Jr. Coverage:

  • Blagojevich was serving a 14-year sentence and expected to get out in 2024 with good behavior. Instead, the AP reports that he is expected to walk out of prison on Tuesday.

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