- Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich was sentenced to 14 years in prison and fined $20,000 for what U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald famously referred to as a criminal corruption crime spree at the time of Blagojevich’s arrest three years ago.
Patti Blagojevich buried her head in her husband's shoulder and the two embraced. He pulled back to brush tears off her cheek and then rubbed her shoulders.
As he left the courthouse, Blagojevich told reporters “we’re going to keep fighting on through this adversity. . .This is a time to be strong."
Dick Mell is laughing somewhere.
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