Rod Blagojevich Prison: Court Overturns Several Convictions -- Is Blago Going Home?

Tara Dodrill

Rod Blagojevich had several of his convictions overturned today. Although the former Illinois Governor is probably pleased that he might not have to serve all of the remaining 12 years of his 14-year sentence, "Blago" is not getting out of prison just yet.

On Tuesday afternoon, a federal appeals court overturned some of the many Rod Blagojevich convictions. The Democratic governor was convicted on a variety of charges stemming from his attempt to auction off Barack Obama's Senate seat. The Blago convictions vacated by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago shocked many observers of American politics.

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Blagojevich's 14-year prison term was the longest sentence given to a governor convicted of crimes in the state - four of the last seven Illinois governors were arrested, convicted, and sent to prison.

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