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Prison job, tedium await Blagojevich

3 years ago March 15, 2012 Mar 15, 2012 Thursday, March 15 2012 Thursday, March 15, 2012 6:12:25 AM CDT in News
Source: Associated Press

CHICAGO - Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is trading in his Oxxford-label suits for prison khakis and a new identity: Inmate Number 40892-424.

The impeached one-time golden boy of Illinois politics famous for his trademark thick hair and penchant for television cameras is set to begin Thursday his 14-year term on corruptions charges at a federal prison in Colorado.

Jurors convicted Blagojevich on 18 counts, including charges he tried to sell or trade President Barack Obama's old U.S. Senate seat.

Blagojevich spoke Wednesday to supporters and reporters outside his Chicago home, saying "this is not over."

He is appealing the convictions and the prison term.

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