Rod Blagojevich maintained his innocence and thanked President Trump for cutting short his prison sentence.
Rod Blagojevich is a free man.
The former Democratic Illinois governor is back in Chicago after his 14-year sentence for political corruption was commuted by President Donald Trump.
Blagojevich served nearly eight years in prison after being convicted on several corruption charges, including that he sought to sell an appointment to Barack Obama’s former Senate seat and tried to shake down a children’s hospital.
A look at the almost 20-year saga of the rise and fall of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
The disgraced politician from Chicago will go free after 8 years in jail. Listen to the riveting story behind today’s big news.
Illinois lawmakers from both parties reacted Tuesday to President Donald Trump commuting the sentence of ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
President Trump commuted Rod Blagojevich’s sentence Tuesday. The disgraced ex-governor will have a “homecoming press conference” Wednesday.
Under President Donald Trump, there was always a chance Rod Blagojevich would be released early. On Feb. 18, 2020, it finally happened.