Supreme Court rejects Illinois ex-governor's corruption appeal

Former Governor of Illinois Blagojevich makes a statement to reporters outside his Chicago homeBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected flamboyant former two-term Democratic Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich’s appeal of convictions on corruption charges including attempted extortion from campaign contributors, wire fraud and other crimes. The court left in place a July 2015 ruling by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which upheld the bulk of the convictions. Blagojevich is serving a 14-year sentence.

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