With Blagojevich, Court Seems OK With 'Political Logroll'

Blagojevich will remain behind bars. (CQ Roll Call File Photo)

A federal appeals court on Tuesday vacated five convictions against former Illinois Gov. and Rep. Rod Blagojevich, who received a 14-year prison sentence in 2011 for his scheme to sell the U.S. Senate seat vacated by now-President Barack Obama.

The judges ruled the convictions on five counts related to trying to score a seat in Obama’s Cabinet could not stand, although they upheld 13 other corruption convictions. Trading...

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