Rod Blagojevich gets a break on at least some of the court convictions which sent him to prison for 14 years. Blago is not going home to Chicago just yet though, he will remain in federal prison in Colorado pending a possible retrial.
Nearly 12 years reportedly remain on the prison sentence which was issued after Rod Blagojevich was found guilty of attempting to sell Barack Obama's Senate seat, and other political corruption related charges. Either prosecutors will have to retry Blago on the overturned counts or resentence him based on the remaining convictions.
A total of 12 of the corruption counts were not overturned and will remain in place until an appeals court rules the matter. The lack of an immediate release was "very disappointing" by Patti Blagojevich, the former elected official's wife.
The Democratic former Illinois governor's convictions were overturned by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago on Tuesday. The federal court decision reportedly means that Blago, 58, or inmate No. 40892-424, as corrections officers refer to him, may not have to serve all of his original prison sentence.