Breaking News Bar
updated: 11/7/2011 4:18 PM

Blagojevich sentencing set for Dec. 6

hello
Success - Article sent! close
  • Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich will be sentenced in federal court on Dec. 6.

      Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich will be sentenced in federal court on Dec. 6.
    ASSOCIATED PRESS

 
Associated Press

A federal judge has set former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's sentencing on corruption charges for Dec. 6.

The new date appeared on a U.S. District Court's website Monday. A federal judge in September indefinitely delayed an Oct. 6 sentencing date for Blagojevich apparently because it would have conflicted with the start of a related trial that month.

Jurors at Blagojevich's retrial earlier this year found the 54-year-old impeached governor guilty on 17 of 20 corruption charges, including attempted extortion for trying to sell or trade President Barack Obama's vacated U.S. Senate seat.

At Blagojevich's first trial last year, a jury deadlocked on all but one count -- convicting Blagojevich of lying to the FBI.

Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.
    Winner - 2015 Best Website
    Illinois Press Association
    Illinois Press Association