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updated: 10/4/2011 3:59 PM

Blagojevich hopes to sell Chicago home for $1.07 million

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  • Associated Press file photo Rod Blagojevich and his wife, Patti, are asking $1.07 million for their house on the city's North Side. The house was where FBI wiretaps captured the former governor talking about profiting by naming someone to President Barack Obama's former Senate seat.

      Associated Press file photo Rod Blagojevich and his wife, Patti, are asking $1.07 million for their house on the city's North Side. The house was where FBI wiretaps captured the former governor talking about profiting by naming someone to President Barack Obama's former Senate seat.

 
Associated Press

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich is trying to sell his Chicago house for more than $1 million as he waits to be sentenced on federal corruption charges.

WLS-TV reports Monday that Blagojevich and his wife, Patti, are asking $1.07 million for the house on the city's North Side. Blagojevich was convicted of 17 corruption counts in June. In July, one of Blagojevich's attorneys said the house was for sale.

Blagojevich often stood outside the home to angrily dispute charges against him. The house was where FBI wiretaps captured Blagojevich talking about profiting by naming someone to President Barack Obama's former Senate seat. It's also where federal agents woke the then-governor at dawn on Dec. 9, 2008, and led him away in handcuffs.

Blagojevich's sentencing has been delayed.

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