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Rod Blagojevich Sentenced To 14 Years In Federal Prison

Disgraced former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich was sentenced to 14 years in prison and a $25,000 fine today.

The jury returned a guilty verdict on 17 counts of bribery, wire fraud, attempted extortion, extortion conspiracy and bribery conspiracy, according to the New York Times.

“I don’t doubt his devotion to children, but this is not exceptional, in my own experience,” said Judge James Zagel. “I see case after case where good fathers are bad citizens. There is no question that the innocent children of felons suffer. This is tragic, but, as he admits, the fault of this lies with the defendant alone. Now, it is too late.”

“If it is any consolation to his children,” Zagel added. “He does not stand convicted of being a bad father.”

Blagojevich spent his moments prior to the sentence nervously sipping Cherry Coke, according to the Associated Press.

Watch Fox News announce the sentencing below:

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