Thursday, March 15, 2012

Rod Blagojevich Enters Prison

Blagojevich Reports to Prison -- Wall Street Journal/AP

LITTLETON, Colo.—Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich entered a federal prison in Colorado on Thursday to begin a 14-year sentence for corruption, the latest chapter in the downfall of the charismatic politician.

Followed by helicopters and television news crews, the 55-year-old Democrat pulled up in a black SUV at the Federal Correctional Institution Englewood in suburban Denver just before 1 p.m. after stopping for lunch and taking a break to make a cellphone call.

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More News On Rod Blagojevich Going To Prison

Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich has last minute burger before starting 14-year prison sentence -- New York Post
Ex-Ill. Gov. Blagojevich begins prison term -- SFGate/AP
Ex-Ill. Gov. Rod Blagojevich walks into Colo. prison to begin 14-year sentence for corruption -- Star Tribune
US ex-governor heads to jail for corruption -- AFP
Ex-Ill. Gov. Rod Blagojevich enters Colo. prison to begin 14-year sentence for corruption -- Washington Post
Cameras in tow, Blagojevich surrenders to prison -- Reuters
Illinois' Rod Blagojevich, with small wave, enters federal prison -- L.A. Times
As Blagojevich Heads to Prison, What Will Become of His Hair? -- ABC News

My Comment: Unless something happens to him in prison, we are not going to hear from him for a very very long time.

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