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Rod Blagojevich impeached four years ago Wednesday

Wednesday, January 09, 2013
Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich at the Illinois State Capitol on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2007. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich at the Illinois State Capitol on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2007. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman) (AP Photo)

Wednesday marks the fourth anniversary of the day former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was impeached.

The Illinois House of Representatives voted 114 to 1 January 9, 2009 to impeach the Blagojevich. His sister-in-law, Rep. Deb Mell, was the lone dissenting vote.

Blagojevich was the first governor impeached in Illinois history.

He was later removed from office following a state Senate trial and a unanimous vote.

Blagojevich is currently serving a 14-year sentence for political corruption in a Colorado prison.

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