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Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison Wednesday for corruption convictions.

Blagojevich, a Democrat, was accused of trying to profit as he considered whom to appoint to succeed Barack Obama when the president vacated his Senate seat to move to the White House.

Blagojevich was convicted of corruption in June after a jury returned 17 guilty verdicts against him.

During his sentencing hearing, Blagojevich apologized to his state, his family and the judge, saying he is “unbelievably sorry.”

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