Rod Blagojevich Sentenced to 14 Years for Corruption

A contrite former Gov. Rod Blagojevich was sentenced Wednesday to 14 years in federal prison, capping one of the state's worst political scandals and humbling a controversial and defiant figure who rode into office as a champion of reform.

Rod Blagojevich, the former Illinois governor tried on corruption charges including attempting to leverage his power to fill President Obama's vacated Senate seat in exchange for cash or a job, was sentenced to 14 years.

Rod Blagojevich gave the performance of a lifetime Wednesday in federal court, but it couldn’t save the former governor from the consequences of his many backstage failures.