Number of the Day

14: The number of years in prison to which former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich was sentenced today, after making one last plea for leniency and telling the court, "I am unbelievably sorry."

Blago, who was convicted of 18 counts of corruption charges, including "attempting to sell or trade an appointment to fill the US Senate seat left vacant by the election of President Barack Obama," will "have to surrender Feb. 16. Under federal sentencing rules, Blagojevich will have to serve 85 percent of his sentence, or just under 12 years in prison, at a minimum."


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