WASHINGTON, May 23 (UPI) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday didn’t spend much time reconsidering the case of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who is about a third of the way into a lengthy prison sentence on a number of corruption convictions.
Attorneys for the disgraced former Democratic governor first filed an appeal before the high court in March, but it was refused. It reappeared Monday, a few weeks after his lawyers filed a petition for rehearing, but the outcome was the same.
Blagojevich, 59, was convicted on several counts of corruption in 2011 and sentenced to serve 14 years in prison. Among the allegations against him were — more