Blagojevich gets 14 years

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Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison on Wednesday, providing closure for a years-long political scandal debacle, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Blagojevich was apologetic, claiming ownership of his misdeeds, reported the New York Times.

"I'm not blaming anyone. I was the governor, and I should have known better. I am just so incredibly sorry," said Blagojevich, according tot he New York Times.

The sentence is the fourth former Illinois governor sent to prison since the 1970s, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Blagojevich was convicted of 18 criminal counts, most notably attempting to sell the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Barack Obama, reported the Chicago Tribune.

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