Father: Rade Blagojevich, steelworker
Mother: Millie (Govedarica) Blagojevich
Marriage: 패트리샤 (Mell) Blagojevich (1990-present)
Children: Anne and Amy
Education: Northwestern University, B.A., 1979; Pepperdine University, J.D., 1983
Last name is pronounced Bluh-GOY-uh-vitch.
His father was a prisoner of war for four years in a Nazi camp during World War II.
1986-1988 – Assistant state’s attorney in Cook County, 일리노이.
1992-1996 – Serves in the Illinois House, representing the 33rd District.
1996-2002 – US Representative from Illinois’s 5th District.
십일월 2002 – Becomes the first Democrat elected governor of Illinois in 30 연령.
일월 13, 2003 – Is sworn in as the 40th governor of Illinois.
일월 8, 2007 – Is sworn in for a second term as governor of Illinois.
12 월 9, 2008 – Is taken into federal custody on corruption charges. He is charged with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and solicitation of bribery
. Blagojevich and his chief of staff
, John Harris
, are accused of
“conspiring to obtain personal financial benefits
” by leveraging his authority to appoint a US senator to replace President-elect Barack Obama.
12 월 30, 2008 – Blagojevich appoints former Illinois Attorney General Roland Burris to fill the Senate seat vacated by Obama.
일월 9, 2009 – The Illinois House of Representatives votes to impeach Blagojevich. The vote is 114-1.
일월 26, 2009 – Impeachment hearings begin in the Illinois Senate
. Blagojevich does not attend
, choosing instead to appear on
라이브,” “보기,” 과 “Good Morning America.
일월 29, 2009 – The Illinois Senate votes unanimously to remove Blagojevich and to bar him from holding political office in Illinois again
4 월 2, 2009 – Indicted on 16 felony counts by a federal grand jury.
4 월 14, 2009 – Blagojevich pleads not guilty.
June 13, 2009 – Appears in a Chicago comedy show “Rod Blagojevich Superstar.”
구월 8, 2009 – Blagojevich’s autobiography, “The Governor” is published.
2010 – Appears as a contestant on four episodes
의 “Celebrity Apprentice
” reality TV show
June 3, 2010 – Blagojevich’s trial on corruption charges begins.
팔월 17, 2010 – The jury in Blagojevich’s trial returns its verdict after deliberating for
14 일. He is found guilty of making false statements to federal investigators
. The jury is unable to come to a decision on
23 other counts
February 24, 2011 – A federal judge drops three of 23 corruption charges against Blagojevich.
할 수있다 2, 2011 – Blagojevich’s retrial begins.
June 27, 2011 – The jury comes back with 17 guilty verdicts, one not guilty and two counts deadlocked
칠월 25, 2011 – Blagojevich files a 158-page motion requesting an acquittal or a new trial, citing fundamentally unfair proceedings.
12 월 7, 2011 – Sentenced to 14 years in federal prison.
행진 15, 2012 – Reports to Englewood Federal Correctional Institution in Colorado to begin serving a 14-year sentence
칠월 15, 2013 – Blagojevich’s lawyers appeal his conviction to the 7th US Circuit Court of Appeals, claiming the trial judge failed to explain to jurors that “political deal-making” can be legal and “misled the jury by failing to explain the legal distinction between campaign contributions and bribes.”
칠월 21, 2015 – The 7th US Circuit Court of Appeals overturns five counts against Blagojevich, saying the prosecutors did not prove that he broke the law when trying to sell Obama’s old Senate seat.
팔월 19, 2015 – The 7th US Circuit Court of Appeals denies Blagojevich a rehearing
. Blagojevich will now ask the US Supreme Court to overturn his remaining convictions and sentence
행진 30, 2016 – Two days after the Supreme Court declines to hear Blagojevich’s appeal, federal prosecutors file a motion asking a US District Judge to schedule a resentencing date for the former governor. Prosecutors will not retry Blagojevich on the five charges that were overturned by the appeals court.
팔월 9, 2016 – US District Judge James Zagel imposes the same 14-year sentence against Blagojevich
, despite pleas for a reduced term
구월 11, 2017 – Blagojevich’s first interview since he was sent to prison is published in Chicago magazine
십일월 3, 2017 – Blagojevich submits a second request to overturn his conviction and sentencing to the US Supreme Court. This comes after the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected his request for a rehearing earlier this year.
칠월 12, 2019 – 신부님. Jesse Jackson signs a letter encouraging Trump to grant a full pardon to Blagojevich
팔월 7, 2019 – Trump tells reporters he wants to commute Blagojevich’s sentence because the former governor was
“treated unbelievably unfairly.
” The next day Trump tweets that White House staff is continuing to review
“the possibility of commuting
” Blagojevich’s sentence
February 18, 2020 – Trump announces he has commuted Blagojevich’s prison sentence
, and he is released after serving eight years of a 14-year sentence
할 수있다 14, 2020 – Blagojevich’s podcast
할 수있다 18, 2020 – Is disbarred by the Illinois Supreme Court.