Rod Blagojevich and his wife Patti
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Ex-governor Rod Blagojevich: 'Time for me to be strong'

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for corruption, including trying to sell President Obama's vacant Senate seat.

He was arrested three years ago and initially denied any wrongdoing, but at the time of his sentencing, he admitted making mistakes and apologised.

Shortly after the sentence was passed, Mr Blagojevich said he had to ''be strong'' for his wife and children.

  • 08 Dec 2011