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Trump cuts prison sentence for Illinois ex-governor Blagojevich

Reuters Tuesday, 18 February 2020
Trump cuts prison sentence for Illinois ex-governor BlagojevichPresident Donald Trump on Tuesday said he had commuted the sentence of Rod Blagojevich, the former Democratic governor of Illinois convicted of corruption for trying to sell former President Barack Obama's vacated U.S. Senate seat.
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President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he had commuted the sentence of 63-year-old Rod Blagojevich, the former Democratic governor of Illinois convicted of corruption for trying to sell former President Barack Obama's vacated U.S. Senate seat. Colette Luke has more.

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