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Blagojevich turns 56 behind bars

Monday, December 10, 2012
Rod Blagojevich was arrested on Dec. 9, 2008 on charges from the selection of Obamas successor. (AP Photo)

Rod Blagojevich was arrested on Dec. 9, 2008 on charges from the selection of Obama's successor. (AP Photo)

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich turned 56-years-old on Monday.

He is serving a 14-year federal prison term on corruption charges near Denver, Colorado.

He was convicted of 18 counts, including illegal shakedowns for campaign cash, lying to federal agents and trying to sell a United States Senate seat.

 

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